In a message dated 05/16/2004 12:48:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
I had a list called PEER COACH
hanging up that any student who had mastered a particular skill was
asked by me to sign and list the skill so those who needed help knew
who to ask for coaching.
I say "Ask three before ME"..(that means ask 3 at your table to help before
me) and I strategically place the kids who always "get it" at the table with
the kids who usually need help. That is how I plan my seating chart. Although
I don't have a list like Sharon, I do appoint those in the room who earned the
title by good listening and following direction skills my "Art Teacher
Assistants." These children go around the room to help the others. The other
children as well as I call them "Mr." Jason, or "Miss" Lauren (whatever the kid's
name is). It's to the point that the kids strive to listen to instructions so
they can be the Art Assistant. Then they anxiously ask, "Can I help someone?"
It's very sweet...
Susan on Long Island