Sometimes it's really hard to keep discipline in kid's class. I found a very good solution, which works for me. I teach English in China, so I ask children when they were born and what animal they belong to. Then I say that our class is a wild forest and I am a hunter (I usually keep something looking like a gun in my classroom). So they have to keep quite and hide from me. If I feel they start getting out of control I get my gun and go hunting. If someone is still talking I shoot. After three times I ask the "dead animal" to go out of the class to "recover" for 3-5 min. But it never happened so far. The noisiest kids managed to get 2 shots at most.
They really like it, keep each other's score and don't let anybody to cheat!
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