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:
CLASSROOM JOBS (Updated, September, 2017)
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
New participation rubric adapted from Lauren Tauchman. As best I can tell, the original rubric was developed by Jen Schongalla and was referred to on Ben Slavic’s blog (www.benslavic.com) as JGR (Jen’s Great Rubric) : Participation Self Assessment
Study Partner Maps help students learn the geography of the target language world easily and quickly.