"Bell-ringer exercises" to make every second count in the classroom

09/9/2013 | Edutopia.org

The focus on teaching from the first bell to the last one of the day has educators looking for more "bell ringer exercises," such as journal prompts that students can complete while teachers take attendance and finish other administrative tasks. In this blog post, Todd Finley has compiled several bell-ringer exercise ideas including grammar, reading and writing exercises, as well as prompts to get students thinking about geography and history. He also writes about exercises that serve as a way for students to "sign in" to class on their own.

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