Stop negative behavior in your classroom before it starts by reinforcing your expectations and recognizing positive student behaviors. With two simple tools, I successfully managed student behavior at the secondary level. A ticket system and "shout outs" are little to no cost, require little work for you as the teacher, and will encourage on task, positive behavior from your middle school and high school students.
Really want to do this! Eighth-graders created butterflies that are decorating a bulletin board at Thomas Jefferson Middle School after reading 'I Never Saw Another Butterfly' as part of their study of the Holocaust.