This poster has kept me sane. For a few weeks, I have to say "Try 3 Before Me" out loud everytime I get a "lazy" question that the student should have independently solved on their own. As I say "Try 3 Before Me", I point to the poster. Eventually, I only get questions that are relevant or make sense in some way. The "Lazy" questions become rare and when a student does ask me a "lazy" question, I can just point to the poster and watch the look on their face when they realize it's on the board, they could have whispered to the student next to them, etc. The key to this is that it keeps you sane, but also keeps your room silent or near silent during independent work. Works like a charm!
I create all of my posters by hand and ship them to you. Send me a message with your shipping address. Custom designs are welcome. Custom order requests can be comminicated in a message to me.