Innovative
Classroom

Organized Learning

Groupwork Accountability

Often when students work in groups, one or two of them end up doing all of the work by themselves. The other people may just chat and fool around knowing that the "hard-workers" will get the work done. In order to avoid this, have everyone in the group assigned to a specific job. You can choose jobs based on the number of students you want in each group, and then they can elect people for each position. You should have the job titles and responsibilities written out to save you time from continuous explanation. The students should write their names next to their particular function so that you will know if everyone did their fair share.

More Organized Learning Ideas

Spelling Journals
Musical Names
Lovely Rivers
Student Word Problems
Writing Process
Writing Progression
Room Labels
Music Sign-up Sheet
Homework Station
Groupwork Accountability
DJ for a Day
Work Board
Snack Time Math
Vocab Pockets
Individual KWL Folders
Three Wise People
Note-Taking for Subjective Testing
Author Study
Note Taking Skills
Word Wall
KWL Chart
Writing Prompts
Computer Cards
The "Wow" Box
Coupons for Math
ePals
Jukebox
Running Records
Weekly Graphs
Word Labels
New Books
Map the World
Peer Review Sheets
Lesson Evaluation
DEAR Time
Word of the Day
Custom SRA Sets
Test Stress
Coffee Can Phonics
Action Card Charades
Current Events
Teacher Simulation
Class Pet
Class Calendar
Kid Calendar
Portfolios
Homework Check-off Sheet
Homework Instruction
Geography Fun
Monthly Calendars