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Assigned Weekly Monitors
I find that having assigned weekly monitors cuts down on the kids begging to be a helper. Every week I choose a clerk, a librarian, a folder monitor and a custodian. The clerk passes out papers, the l...
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Buddy Sticks
I use an equitable strategy for cooperative learning and student selection in my classroom. At the beginning of the year, I write each student's name on a large craft stick. I put the sticks into a co...
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Choosing Students by Number
OneHere’s a creative craft project students can do that will help you organize, select and group students all year long. Save your orange juice lids and try this when school begins again.
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Class VIP
Ms. Mulholland selects a class VIP each day that helps with administrative classroom tasks. Read about how she chooses her classroom helper fairly and allows every student a chance to be a VIP.
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Classroom Discussions
I created the 'talking stick jar' because everyone in my class wanted to talk at once and I hated making the kids raise their hands. I needed something that was fair and kind of fun. All the kids have...
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Clips in a Bucket
To make sure that all my students are included when we review material, I write their names on clothespins and clip them all around a bucket. I ask a question, choose a clip, and then throw it in the ...
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Fair Play
Our class loves to read plays from magazines and from our text book out loud in class. We give them 10 points extra credit if they read a part. Selection of parts has been a source of conflict and has...
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Group Roles
Need to work in groups? To avoid the popularity game, randomly choose student names from a hat. Determine group roles such as notetaker, facilitator, researcher, editor, etc. based on the kind of proj...
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Math Participation
Mathematics classes can easily be dominated by those who love mathematics, leaving others slumped in their seats begging to be left alone. I ensure that each student gets equal participation time usin...
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Participation Cards I
At the beginning of the year, I have each student write his/her name on an index card. Throughout the year, I draw cards for seating assignments, forming cooperative groups, calling on students to rea...
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