Giving students classroom jobs not only helps the teachers, but they can help make kids feel like useful members of the class. Classroom jobs not only help the classroom run more smoothly, they also change the affective component, making students feel more welcome. When they are contributing, students become vested in the success of the class. The result is often fewer behavior problems and less sabotage of the teacher’s efforts. Recruiting students to do Classroom Jobs has always been popular among teachers in the lower grades. Ben Slavic contributed by creating several unique classroom jobs for his world language classrooms. Since then, many teachers have adapted and adopted classroom jobs.
Here is a compilation of jobs students can do in class with explanations:
This is a big help for little annoyances in the classroom. Stop misbehavior before it gets out of hand with the THINK SHEET.
Here are Think Sheets for kindergartners by Tatiana Meza:
Think Sheet Kindergarten Tatiana Meza
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Self Assessment This rubric is emphasizes that a world language class is a communication class and a student’s behavior has to do with the communication in the target language that everyone else is doing in class. Even arriving on time is related to interpersonal communication because the teacher likely greets students at the door in the language and the first few precious minutes of class are devoted to priming the brain for learning. Adapted from Lauren Tauchman, currently teaching at Denver East HS, in Denver, Colorado. As best I can tell, the original rubric was developed by Jen Schongalla:
Study Partner Maps help students learn the geography of the target language world easily and quickly.