If you’re looking for a fun classroom management tool, check out Too Noisy. This app monitors the noise in a room using the microphone on an iPad. The kid-friendly graphics are perfect for keeping students informed on whether or not it is “too noisy” in your classroom!
12 Tips for Teaching Tots (Jan27,2009) Managing, engaging, and interacting with young children in an active setting like a dance class can be extremely challenging. tip on vocal volume: whisper when students are getting too noisy because it adds an element of surprise and because they have to quiet down to hear me. If the majority of the class is messing around, look for that one child who is doing SOMETHING (anything) right and single them out rather than reprimanding the whole class.
EYFS outdoor provision - music area - stainless steel mixing bowls make a bell like noise - old xylophone dismantled and strung into a chain using cable ties and stretched taught using 2 hooks - old wind chimes suspended on string and hung in a box - wooden xylophone was once a bunkbed frame - cooling rack cable tied to the fence - silicone rubber spoons for beaters (not too noisy!) - and plastic ukulele because they all want to play mine!