Love That Teaching Idea! Staff
Submitted: April 15, 2001
soon as I introduce myself to the students I substitute, I immediately
tell them my short and to the point management system that they
are expected to follow for the day. I write the word, "RECESS"
on the board (or the name of some other desired reward such as
"STICKER" , "TREAT", or "ART.")
Each time the class starts getting noisy or not following the
rules, I erase one letter at a time. By the end of the day, if
there are letters remaining, they get that reward the last 10
minutes of the day. I found this works well in any grade.