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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

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