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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

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