How do you feel about noise in the classroom? How do you handle noise in the classroom?
I think that noise in the classroom is a good thing as long as the students are learning. A lot of students are teaching eachother in the classroom and you can usually tell when the noise is just noise or when the noise is learning. If it does get too loud, there is a lot of ways to keep the class quiet. You could do something like turn the lights off and on, blow a whistle, ring a bell, offer a prize, or anything like that. This will challenge them, help them acomplish something, and get them back down to a level of talking that is learning not just noise.