On the first day I ask the students to choose where they want to sit so they feel comfortable. They get to remain in these seats for the first week while I observe the class dynamics and then I make adjustments where needed.
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The names get rotated weekly. If you have an odd number of students, make one job a single person job.
A Homework Chart. On a white board or black board, I square off a section using electrical tape that is labelled HOMEWORK. This is where I write the day’s work and any notes or reminders for parents.
Otherwise the wall material that is displayed without the student’s involvement becomes wallpaper.
I also find that too many displays become distracting and over stimulating. Students need to be able to easily find information to reduce frustration and build confidence.
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