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Re: [teacherartexchange] red light, green light cards for student to ask for help


From: play2cre8 (play2cre8_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2008 - 17:59:02 PDT

I read about something like this once - but they used plastic cups....
that way they could be seen on the table, and they could be stacked
(upside-down) so the top one was the color needed...
you have a challenging job -

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM, <> wrote:
> Hey Everyone....
> For the first time I am teaching two classes of 33-8th Grade Students. Most
> of them non-diagnosed Special Ed. but we have a high population of low
> skilled students. So far, I have only had some huge disorganization and lots of
> unfocused students who just can't seem to concentrate on what I am trying to
> teach. Unfortunately, I can't blame them....the class is HUGE. Anyway, since we
> have been working on our first project, which is a simple bookbag contour
> drawing in black and white, my students have been shouting my name from all
> angles of the room to get my attention. Which has been driving me nuts....because
> its IMPOSSIBLE for me to see the kids who aren't demanding my attention but
> need it.
> I was thinking of developing a card that had a green side and a red side.
> When a student has there card on the green side, they need to wait until I come
> over, and when its red they dont need me.
> I ate at a brazilian steak house in NYC that had this system for serving
> food.
> Any suggestions? Push backs? Ideas on how this could work?
> Thanks!!!
> Terri
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