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35 Fun Attention-Getters to Keep Your Classroom Under Control

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There's no need to beat around the bush, every classroom gets noisy sometimes... OK, maybe more than sometimes! Having a good way to everyone's attention and calm the class down can be a life-saver. LITERALLY! So we rounded up a laundry list of some of the best attention-getters teachers around the world are using on a daily basis. Take your pick and take control!

1. Teacher: "Hocus Pocus"

    Students: "Everybody Focus!" 

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2. Teacher: "When the hand goes up..."

    Students: "The mouth goes shut!"

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3. Teacher: "Zip it, lock it"

    Students: "Put it in your pocket!"


4. Teacher: "Can I get a..."

    Students: "Whoop Whoop!"


5. Teacher: "Parlez-vous français?"

    Students: "Oui, oui, oui!"

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6. Teacher: "If we don't row..."

    Students: "Then we don't go!"

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7. Teacher: "Tootsie roll, lollipop..."

    Students: "We were talking, now let's stop!"

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8. Teacher" "No bees, no honey"

    Students: "No work, no money!"

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9. Teacher: "Macaroni and cheese..."

    Students: "Everybody Freeze!"

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10. Teacher: "Chicka, chicka"

      Students: "Boom, boom!"

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11. Teacher: "Chugga, chugga"

      Students: "Choo, choo!"

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12. Teacher: "All set?" 

      Students: "You bet!

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13. Teacher: "Freeze! Everybody, clap your hands!"

       Students: (Clap their hands 7 times)

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14. Teacher: "Peanut Butter"

      Student: "Jelly!"

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15. Teacher: "Flat tire"

      Students: "Shhhhhhhhhhhh...."

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16. Teacher: "Scooby Dooby Doo"

      Students: "Where are you???"

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17. Teacher: "Hands on top"

      Students: "Everybody stop!"

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18. Teacher: "1, 2, 3, eyes on me!"

      Students: "1, 2 eyes on you!"

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19. Teacher: "Hey, hey!"

      Students: "Ho, Ho!"

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20. Teacher: "Magic Finger in the air..."

      Students: "Magic finger everywhere!"

      Teacher: "Magic finger on your hips..."

      Students: "Magic finger on your lipssssssss..."

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21. Teacher: "Holy Moly"

      Students: "Guacamole"

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22. Teacher: "Hi, ho, hi, ho!"

      Students: "It's off to work we go!"

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23. Teacher: "Hakuna..."

      Students: "Matata!"

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24. Teacher: "1, 2, 3!"

      Students: "Look at me!"

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25. Teacher: "To infinity..."

      Students: "And beyond!"

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26. Teacher: “If you can hear me, put your hands on your head.”

      Students: (Put hands on heads)

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27. Teacher: "Class, class!"

      Student: "Yes, yes!"

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28. Teacher: "Oh me!

      Student: "Oh my!"

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29. Teacher: "Yaketi Yak"

      Students: "Don't talk back!"

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30. Teacher: "Ready to rock?"

      Students: "Ready to roll!"

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31. Teacher: "Alarm, alarm"

      Students: "Everybody is calm!"

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32. Teacher: "Ready to listen?"

      Students: "Ready to learn!"

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33. Teacher: "Everybody in the house..."

      Students: "Is as quiet as a mouse!"

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34. Teacher: "Okey Dokey"

      Students: "Karaoke!"

      Teacher: "Okey dokey"

      Students: "Guacamole!"

      Teacher: "Okey dokey"

      Students: "Artechokey!"

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35. Teacher: "LOUD, LOUD, LOUD!"

      Students: "soft, soft soft..."

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Do you have a different attention-getter? Let us know in the comments below!

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