In response to what is a bell-hop bell...
It's a little round push button bell that dings once. You know, the kind we
used to see in the movies when someone summoned a bell-hop boy (excuse the
un-PC-ness of that comment). I bought one years ago and more recently for a
friend, at a stationary story for under $5.
The bell has become quite an institution in my classes. I have students BEG
to ring the bell and others who surreptitiously try to ring it. I have a
little saying that has really caught on:
Ring my bell
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Emerson Junior High School
In a message dated 2/10/02 10:21:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<< I use a bell-hop bell which I bought
for a few bucks at a stationary store. I also give the verbal command of
"Heads up, eyes on me." If that doesn't get their attention, I casually
tell the nearest kids that maybe this class doesn't want to leave when the
end of class bell rings. This REALLY gets to junior high kids who want
every opportunity to socialize with their friends between classes.
I do similar things...and yes...I agree the light flashing doesn't calm the
kids on the high school level.
What is a bell-hop bell?
I don't know why but when I can't get their attention, I say "Yo" and it
cracks the kids up and I get their attention. I don't use it a lot but I
think that they are so shocked that this middle age woman is saying yo E