Hello everyone, I'm about to start student teaching this Monday, and I had a question. My 12 week assignment is split between a middle (6-8) and a high school (9-12), because my licensure will be PK-12. (No programs with theatre in the elementary schools around here....) I wanted to ask advice on what are some good attention getters for these two grade levels? For example, I am not going to flick the lights on and off for my high schoolers; I think they are a little too old for that and the action will be condescending. (I guess I can do that if they are out of control and are acting like elementary students!) For middle school, I was thinking of raising my hand and waiting for all the other students to look at me and raise their hand too (without talking). I saw a teacher do this, and it seems to work... and I don't think the middle schoolers will feel like I'm belittling them with that. What do you guys think? For high school- I'm really clueless! If anyone can come up with something that can incorporate drama- even better!! Thanks a lot!