My teacher uses a Noise Meter similar to this one. The Noise Meter is a cool way to remind students the correct noise level that they should be using! You just use the paper clip and move it to the appropriate noise level the students should be using.
Classroom Procedures- Talking Signal: I will indicate how much (or how little!) students are allowed to talk during class. They can check the Talking Signal during different activities to see what the noise level should be.
So many people quote the verse, but skip over this one. This is some profound wisdom that we would all do well to strive after. -- Proverbs 31 Woman (Print): "She opens her mouth in wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is upon her tongue.