Edutopia: 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Classroom: Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
Saying No Politely Cards to help set boundaries in groups, class, or proactive assertiveness skills training. As a parent, you can use these as inspiration to make your own. This article gives suggestions on how to use them.
Effective Instructional Practices (Task 27 Characteristics Of Highly Effective Teachers. This poster offers many different ways to be an effective teacher. This could be a nice reminder for things to do outside of just teaching them content.
I connect more with constructivism because students need to be taught to think and create ideas for themselves. Of course teachers are there every step of the way, guiding them to success. However, creativity is not shaped through passive learning.