The way it works is that when I need the class to quiet down, I start counting backwards from five: If I get to and there is even one student talking, I get the tally point. If the entire class is quiet, they get the point.
Quiet Critters will create a quiet classroom atmosphere during centers or reading time. This will allow the teacher to focus on her group instead of the other children. It keeps them accountable for their actions.
Keeping Classroom Management Friendly -- I try to make my classroom management strategies more ‘friendly’ than serious as they are less likely to blow up and freak out. Here are my ‘friendly’ classroom management techniques