I was given this beauty the Christmas before I started teaching. At first I wasn’t really sure what to use it for until I saw this wonderful idea by Teacher Tipster. Whenever I rang this bell, my students would have to stop what they were doing and whisper the words “whisper voice” to remind themselves that they were supposed to be working quietly. I honestly can’t believe how well this worked! Occasionally my kiddies wouldn’t get the hint after the first ding, so I would have to ring it again shortly after…sometimes a few times within a few seconds of the last time and we’d all have a laugh.
Tip #2 – The cheap plastic trophy