I have seen some interesting methods of calming a noisy room over the years. These techniques might add a few more to your repertoire. Please add any others you might like in the comments section.
Exact Instructions ChallengeDecember 17, 2018
The Exact Instructions Challenge is a silly way to work on expressive language, thought organization, vocabulary, and sequential instructions. You could adapt this to include instructions for anything. Have fun with it! https://youtu.be/cDA3_5982h8
The Ultimate List of the Best Children’s Books About KindnessJanuary 23, 2019
Teaching kindness. https://happyyouhappyfamily.com/books-about-kindness/?fbclid=IwAR2hxuBHskYyZvO6DSYTYH42UneWjdDE4ZzLfE7FsnUj9DLwLvZutNsuQng
Simply Having a Gay Straight Alliance Reduces Suicide Risk for All Students: In schools with GSAs heterosexual boys were half as likely to attempt suicideJanuary 28, 2019
A fairly simple intervention can have a very positive effect. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simply-having-gay-straight-alliance-reduces-suicide-risk-all-students-180949462/?fbclid=IwAR0p2E8A8tLiawWzAS5PFUDFHS_ee9H9h9Hr3x1TDEt5_5ex_fjB1cfIgeI