Today Judge Judy was trying to get a defendant to listen. She put up her hands next to her ears kind of like antlers but next to her ears and started waving them and said, “No sir…what I need now are LISTENING ears. Can you do that?”
That combined w Classroom Rule #2 might be a home run management tool. The kids would have to laugh, and lighthearted classroom management is the only kind of classroom management that can work.