Classroom Management Strategies: Classroom Jobs Part 1
I took over a classroom mid year my first year as a teacher. I walked into another teachers behavior management plan, organization, set-up, schedule and procedures. I quickly found that what was working for her was not working for me. This is not a slam on her because she was doing a phenomenal job we were just wired differently as teachers. There were no established classroom jobs for the students and it seemed like I was wasting half of my day deciding on helpers and settling arguments for the front of the line. This had to stop! At first I went with jobs to cover obvious needs in the classroom, but came up with only 6! I have 17 students and only having 6 jobs was not going to cut it. It would take too long to go through the entire class of students so everyone had a turn to do something special. Pre-k kiddos are not known for their patience! This is why I came up with a job for all 17 students and we rotate daily! This worked wonders on cutting down on useless squabbles during the day. My wonderful husband helped to design new classroom job cards for my new classroom job organizational chart I am working on for next year. I love these! Later in the week I will post the finished product and explanation for how my system works! Until then, happy planning!