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Student Management

Name Sticks

Choosing students to answer questions, give reports, line up first, etc. can take a lot of time, and can often end up causing a few students to feel that your not being fair. To eliminate this problem, choose names randomly. A good method for doing this is to have students each write their name on a tongue depressor. They love to decorate them too. Put all of the sticks in a coffee can and whenever you need to choose someone, simply pick a stick randomly. There is nothing unfair about this method!

More Student Management Ideas

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