Power pills: I read about at the blog whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com and thought that this idea would work for the EFL Class, since we don´t always have a class of our own. Many teachers at blog land say it works.Show the students the "Power Position" that is theyhave to stop what they are doing, fold their arms, and look at the teacher. The first one to do so quietly will get a Power Pellet (aka, one skittle, or any kind of candy , or gummies available in the country).
I created a label called the power pill, that can also be downloaded here:
Get your jar and make one, let me know how it worked out, and please post some pictures at our Facebook Group: ESL/EFL Preschool Teachers.
I saw the give me 5 at the blog: www.peacelovelearning.blogspot.com
This is another way to get the attention of your class. The teacher puts her hand in the air and says, "Give Me Five," and the students should raise their hand and follow the five steps: Eyes are watching, Ears are listening, Lips are zipped, Hands are still and Feet are quiet or legs are crossed. This technique encourages student attention and good behavior.
Use these cards available at the blog mentioned above.
Clip chart: I loved the clip charts that I started to see around pinterest but decided to make my own to suit the EFL class. This is based on Rick Morris' Clip Chart behavior management system . It´s very simple and consistent.
I just made mine with only 3 charts excellent class, good class and talk to the teacher, since all the prekinders and kinders go to the English Class one at a time, 3 times a week for only 45 minutes.
I made a clothespin for each class with the name on it and the clips moves around the clip chart as a class not as individual students. The chart was printed onto cardboard and then laminated.
This system allows the teacher to give some kind of recognition to the class. It can be anything you want. This way you are able to reward the class for their good choices.
Advise the students that will be a consequence when they get the clothespin to talk to the teacher