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


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Tue Sep 23 2008 - 18:24:14 PDT

I used to have them put their name on the white board and I would get to them in order. It was useful at the beginning of the year to learn their names.

Ken Schwab
San Jose, CA

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> Subject: [teacherartexchange] red light, green light cards for student to ask for help
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
> Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 5:49 PM
> 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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