PROBLEM: No Wall Space
PROBLEM: Messy Desk
PROBLEM: Losing My Books
Solution: Book Retriever • Cell Phone App • Enter Students • Scan Barcodes • Check In/ Check Out • (iPhone friendly)
PROBLEM: Discussing with a BIG Class
PROBLEM: Ineffective Conferencing
Solution: conferencing notebook …which I would show you, had I not returned all my notes to students.
PROBLEM: Lame Writing Prompts
PROBLEM: Acting Apathy
Solution: Prop Box • Wigs • Old Clothes • Belts • Bags • Fabric Scraps • Stuffed Animals • Hats • Household Items
PROBLEM: Makeup Work
Solution: Makeup Bin • Each day’s assignments are put in the folder correlating with that date. • I put names on work for absent kids as we go and throw them in the box at the end of the period. • I also keep a copy of the week’s lesson plans by the box, so they see everything they may have missed.
PROBLEM: Bad Days