The No Homework Binder- when students didn't do homework, they record the date, assignment, and why they didn't do it. Great for conferences!! Would be perfect for documenting when students tell me "mom and dad wouldn't let me do my homework" or "I was at the superbowl"
Although she is a 1st grade teacher, this teacher's ideas could be used in any grade. I love her idea for the stand with her lesson plans and she share how she organizes many other aspects of the room.
No Homework Binder--Each student has a blank page in the binder. The student must write the date, assignment, and reason for not having it on their page for each forgotten assignment. Keeps track of # missing and reasons. Great management tool!
Eat. Write. Teach.: The Absent Binder - and other helpful tools and ideas. I like this blog especially because it has things for high school teachers... instead of all the blogs out there for elementary school teachers complete with frogs stickers and bulletin boards that change with every unit... good grief!
Use on the First Day of Middle School to open dialog with students about their expectations of the teacher. Good Ice breaker too. This could be tweaked and done with mini units as well especially as students start new math objectives.
No Name Board- This is a great way to display no-name papers so that all the kids can see them. This would also teach students responsibility with making sure their work is turned in with their name on it. -JN