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Student Management

Handwashing

In some schools students have to wash their hands in the classroom before lunch rather than in the bathroom. A good way to make this go smoothly is to assign a student to each of the following jobs:

  • soap squirter
  • water control
  • towel passer-outer

Students enjoy the responsibility of these jobs and it eliminates some of the problems of students taking a long time, using way too much soap, wasting paper towels, etc. Also in order to keep the noise down, call the class by groups to get in line. If you keep groups consistent, eventually students will know when it is their groups turn and when to get in line without you having to call them. While the students are washing their hands, you can play trivia games with the rest of the class.


More Student Management Ideas

It’s What You Wear
Job Assignments
Specific Praise
Student Spotlight Week
Compliment Mailbox
Show and Tell Notebook
Line ’Em Up
Discipline Notes
Chair Stacker
Seating Arrangements
Board Eraser
Picking Partners
Guest Speaker
Volume Control
Seating Arrangments
Chair Tilters
Handwashing
Fire Drill Prep
Attention Problems?
Australia
Random Rewards
Lining Up
Sponge Basket
Weekly Meeting
Tea Time
Provide Variety
Choice Cards
Picture Magnets
Musical Cues
Earned Privileges
Plant Water/Animal Feeding Schedule
Name Sticks
Rug Time
Quick Finishes
Lifeskills
Peace Maker Place
Earlybirds
Behavior Flowchart
Energy Patrol
Certificate Ceremony