Adapt for high school .*FREE* Quick and easy notes to staple to unfinished work. Each note has a quick checklist, so that the teacher may note why the student has unfinished work. A blank has been provided for additional reasons/notes.
Tootling—the opposite of tattling. Tootling is when students write a positive note about their classmates or teacher and stick it up on our Tootling Board. They love doing it, and it helps promote a cohesive classroom community. What a fun idea!
How this teacher manages: instead of having classroom jobs, she had a boy and girl “helping hand” of the day. The two helpers were responsible for all of the classroom jobs (line leader, door holder, running errands, etc.) Just write each students’.
I love this spin off of the colors especially since I had to remove my duct tape from the chairs because a few kids were allergic! I think I will hang the pictures from the ceiling above the desks instead of taping it on.
This is a simple and inexpensive idea. Make these "we're ready" light buttons to use for the classroom. They can be used to signal when groups are ready to share their thinking, when they all agree on something, or ready for transitions.