I began using My Turn. Your Turn. at the suggestion of the special education teacher to help our students who were mainstreamed into my classroom. It was a term that she used with them to know when it was "Their Turn" or "Her Turn." As an inclusion teacher, I realized how important it was to have common language. I also liked how well they responded to it. Many children have trouble realizing when it is appropriate to talk or in their cases just get up and move onto something else. What I realized while using it with them was how well all my students responded to the term. If a student interrupted, I asked "Who's turn is it?". Many times, silence followed.
Now, that I am "starting all over" in kindergarten, I have been using this with my students. They are doing very well with it too. During the teacher directed lesson, I will say, "It's my turn." I remind them that during My Turn, I will do most of the talking. I also let them know that it will be Their Turn next. If a student interrupts inappropriately I simply say "My turn." If they keep talking, I ignore. Most times, it works. I must also note, that I have a really quite class so far. (We're still in the honeymoon stage.) I also have a fair amount of students who are non-verbal; by choice right now. We will keep going over this procedure until it is internalized by most students.
Hope this helps those who were curious.
Happy Teaching and Learning!