Many students simply need encouragement to finish their work and they are eager to help their teacher if that's an incentive to complete their work.
So, here's how it goes...
- Make 5 copies of this file. (You can customize it with your teacher names.)
- Cut them out so you have 10 letters. (They are 2 per page.)
- Label 10 envelopes with the names of your administrators, secretaries, specialists, and you!
- Put the letters in the envelopes with the names of the 10 destinations.
|Now you are ready to give all 10
envelopes to a teacher so she can keep them handy on her desk and take
one up to a student who is not doing his/her work and say, "I see you
are on number 2. Do you need any help? When you are done with your
work, will you let me know so I can get you to deliver this note to
Mr./Mrs. _______ for me?"|
When the work is completed to the teacher's satisfaction, the student will be allowed to deliver the message as a favor to the teacher.
Students are eager to help their teachers and the short walk will do them some good instead of staying trapped at their desk all day. The bonus is that the recipient will thank the student for being such a great helper. Also, the recipient will simply put the envelope back in the teacher's box so he/she can repeat with other students when needed.
In the comments section below, will you share another strategy you use to encourage students to complete their work?