Sunday, November 11, 2012

Teacher Tip

I'm linking up with Miss. Kindergarten for her Teaching Tip Linky. I'm sure I'm not reinventing the wheel or anything with this one, but this has really helped me with group work. When students are working in groups each one of them has an assigned role.

Person 1 is the Materials Manager and is in charge of getting the materials for the group. This alleviates everyone running for the lined paper at once! I give this to the student that is not normally wandering the room.

Person 2 is the Recorder and is supposed to record the answers for the group. This job goes to the one with the prettiest handwriting.

Person 3 is the Leader/Volume Control and is in charge of keeping the group on track and quiet. This is the assignment you give to the student that has the most difficulty staying on track and having a classroom voice! :)

Person 4 is the Journalist. They are the ONLY one allowed to ask me a question. This alleviates the crowding around the teacher problem! I give this assignment to the student that is shy and usually doesn't ask questions.

My class absolutely adores this and will even assign each other roles when I don't!
Great to use for groups!  Assigning "jobs" with job descriptions on a necklace!
Pic of Amy Lemon's badges from her blog post.

I also saw on pinterest a teacher gave each role a name badge on string. I think this would work great for younger grades. As I followed the pinterest link it was the famous Amy Lemons. Read about how she uses the roles {here}

Read more teaching tips on the linky!

Happy Veteran's Day everyone! Special shout out to my cousin who is currently serving in the Navy!


  1. I love this tip! I have been meaning to make these, but just haven't gotten around to it.
    iTeach 1:1

  2. I like the idea of every student having a job within their group. Thanks for sharing! I a new follower!
    Connie Anderson:)

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  4. Sorry! I posted a link to my blog that didn't work, and I didn't know how to edit! Anyway, I love the idea, especially the idea of the time keeper (I always need that!) I am your newest follower!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  5. Very cute, my jobs are very similar as well, mine are just on magnets on the tables. Great idea.


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