Chapter 5: Responsibility
First, a little quiz. Read the following statements, and, on a scale of 1-10, how much do you agree with the following statements. (1: disagree completely, 10: completely agree!)
If on average, you agree or really agree with the above statements, you might be a power-hungry teacher. You are probably also very tired. Uh oh! What if I told you there's a way to get things done, and have energy and time for yourself- it's possible I tell you!
It's time to hand it over!
Frees you up to focus on teaching!
Makes your students more independent!
Responsibility gives kids ownership over their space!
What this looks like in my classroom...
There are a few things I like to do so that students feel their voice is heard in our classroom. Some jobs are one person jobs, and are part of our classroom jobs board. These jobs change when my students tell me it's time to change it (seriously, I love hearing a second grader tell me we haven't changed the jobs in a while, and we probably should- because they then get to put their idea in place, gather the class, and change it up!). Here are a few examples.
What about your classroom?
Please, share with me what jobs your students take charge of. I am always looking for opportunities to empower my students and make them more independent. Actually, my students are now the ones that look for jobs they can do- they love finally feeling like big kids! I can't wait to hear about the responsibilities you've shared with your students!
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