This would make a great procedure (Harry Wong). Count to five or hold up one finger at a time when the class needs to refocus. Discuss what occurs for each number at the beginning of the school year and eventually the reaction will be automatic.
How to say I'm sorry. This chart helps my kindergarten students solve their problems independently. It has provided many tools and strategies for them!
The 5 tips that WILL help you calm your angry child down.
Tips for Calming the Angry Child PLUS 8 Calming Tools to do ANYWHERE - Views From a Step Stool Tips for Calming the Angry Child: Why it's ok to be upset, and how we can help our kids learn to calm themselves anywhere!
"Find Someone Who" is the best ice breaker activity! Check out this **FREE** version for middle school students :). could also use to meet students in another grade (ie buddy readers)