Hi Everyone, I'm scheduled to start teaching 9th grade Bio this fall. Like many new teachers, I'm concerned (hysterical) about classroom management. Do you think WBT strategies are appropriate for managing kids at this grade level? Yes, I've watched the all the WTB videos, but I'd still like to get some feedback from HS teachers who are using or have used this method. If you don't use WTB methods (or don't know what they are), what strategies do you use to transition between activities, quiet down the class, and get students' attention? And while we're at it, do you have any good strategies for on-the-spot checks for understanding (such as teach-backs)? NOTE: I posted here in Secondary Ed because the Behavior Management thread seems to focus on classroom management in Elem classrooms. I'd like to hear from Middle and HS teachers on this matter!