This is one of my all-time favorite classroom management tools! It's simple but extremely effective at building students' self-esteem and creating a classroom of learners who rely on each other rather than the teacher.
I use these tags in two main ways:
1. I choose a couple of students to wear these tags and be my helpers for the day. These students are responsible for helping their classmates problem-solve, remember directions, stay on task, etc. This gives students more responsibility and gives me more time to focus on more important things.
2. I also sometimes give these tags to early finishers, who then become teacher’s assistants. In this role, students tutor their classmates or reteach skills. Either way, these tags seem to give students a boost of confidence and they take them very seriously!
Quick and easy to prep - just print on bright paper, laminate and hang on a lanyard or string!