Start-of-year high school resources

Classroom management resources and ideas for bell-ringers activities, designed to motivate high school students at the start of the academic year

Erica Magnusson

A Group Of Female High School Students By Their Lockers At The Start Of The Year

Kick off the new year with these specially selected behavior management ideas and bell-ringer activities

Setting high expectations on the first day of school is essential for creating a collaborative learning environment that will last all year long. So, to make sure that your teacher toolkit is brimming with inspirational classroom management ideas, we've hand-picked the very best back-to-school resources to get you started. 

Classroom management resources

Set high expectations for your students and make sure that you are consistently enforcing them with this ready-to-use behavior tracker, in which you can spot patterns and gather information to communicate to parents. If things aren't going to plan, take advantage of these classroom management warning cards, which will allow you to correct a behavior without embarrassing the student or letting it escalate. 

As effective classroom management is based on relationships, why not use this highly engaging ice-breaker resource at the start of term and throughout the year? And at times, the best thing you can do for some drama-filled high school classrooms is to calm down any unexpected situations by introducing a feeling of zen with help from this mindfulness course.

 

Classroom Management Behavior Tracker
Teaching With Owls

Classroom Management Behavior Tracker

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Easy to use positive behavior intervention support (PBIS) / classroom management tool that allows teachers to document student behavior performance from anywhere in the classroom and make notes for future reference. Download the preview to see how easy this resource is to use!
Classroom Management Warning Cards
Happyedugator

Classroom Management Warning Cards

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Behavior Management Warning Cards. Classroom management tool.. Slip quietly on a desk and don't stop teaching! Be prepared for the beginning of the year or anytime you need a behavior plan. Explain to your students when they come back to school at the beginning of the year that you will expect them ...
Hypothetical Visual Prompts and Ice Breakers
Innovativeteachingideas

Hypothetical Visual Prompts and Ice Breakers

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Following the wild popularity of the Visual Writing Prompts Bundle comes \*\*HYPOTHETICAL VISUAL ICE BREAKERS AND OPINION PROMPTS.\*\* Another evergreen and versatile resource with proven success with struggling or reluctant writers as well as being an excellent icebreaker for students and staf...

Bell-ringers

Even if your students groan when you first introduce them, we know the stability and independence that comes with using bell-ringers is worth the initial uphill struggle. These are particularly handy in language lessons, as with the Spanish warm-ups in this colourful presentation and these English language activity sheets.

Get minds working hard from the second students enter the room with this collection of challenging riddles, suitable for the start of any lesson. Alternatively, encourage a more positive atmosphere by sharing these motivational quotes with your class.

 

Spanish 2 Warm-ups & Bell Ringers:  105
Miss Senorita

Spanish 2 Warm-ups & Bell Ringers: 105

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This is a powerpoint of 105 Spanish 2 warm-ups (bell ringers, bell work, etc) that cover a variety of topics. There is a Table of Contents at the beginning with hyperlinks to the topics in the powerpoint to prevent too much scrolling. Slides are grouped and color-coded by topic to make them easy to ...
Mentor Sentences Daily Practice Bell Ringers
EnglishTeacherMom

Mentor Sentences Daily Practice Bell Ringers

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This listing includes 10 weeks of bell ringers that will help your students practice the four basic sentence types: Simple, Compound, Complex, and Compound-Complex as well as dialogue, author/text references, subject-verb agreement, and possessive apostrophes. Why use mentor sentences? We ve ...
BELL RINGERS: RIDDLE OF THE DAY (40 challenging riddles for teens)
nana82

BELL RINGERS: RIDDLE OF THE DAY (40 challenging riddles for teens)

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Riddles are a great and challenging bell ringer especially for middle and high school students. All the riddle in this package are of medium difficulty and include keys. These riddle bell ringers can be used both as openers or as finishers of your lessons. ** RIDDLES: BELL RINGERS ** T...
BELL RINGERS: QUOTE OF THE DAY (40 motivational quotes for teens)
nana82

BELL RINGERS: QUOTE OF THE DAY (40 motivational quotes for teens)

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Quote of the day is a great and powerful bell ringer especially for middle and high school students. All the quotes in this package are meant to inspire and motivate your students. These quotes can be used both as openers or as finishers of your lessons and can even bring to long discussion. **...