Hi Abbey! I am also a preservice teacher majoring in Elementary Education with endorsements in Reading & English as a Second Language.
Throughout my classes, we discuss classroom managment a ton, so I think I can give you some tips! Attention grabbers, non-verbal cues, routines, engagement & rules are all imporant aspects in classroom managment. Attention grabbers could be things you call out, and they repeat it back(or a phrase) and then they know to listen to you. Examples: You: Red Robin Students: Yum You: Hocus Pocus Students: Everybody Focus. With non-verbal cues, this could easily be a hand signal to go to the bathroom, or grab a drink of water. Using these creates a less of distraction when you might be teaching a small group. Routines are another great managment tool because then students know what to expect, and what is expected of them. Engagement is another one because you want to make sure that you, and your students are engaged. You want to make sure they are interested in what you are teaching. Lastly, there are rules. Enforcing rules can be very helpful, and it helps you out so much! Having a list somewhere in your room is beneficial, so that way students know where to find them. I hope these are helpful!