This is a power point that lists 23 classroom jobs with the job description on each slide. If you have more than 23 students, no worries, several of the jobs can be done with 2 students. When everyone has a responsibility in the classroom, disciplin is less of a problem and the atmosphere is more joyful.
Before you present this powerpoint, you will want to make a copy of it and give each student a hand out. As they learn about each job, they can circle or list their 3 top choices. This will make it easier for you to 'hire' each student for the right job. I assign new jobs each trimester. This way each student can have a turn at their 3 favorite jobs. I post a job chart on the bulletin board. I use library card envelopes with the name of the job on it and the students' names on a 3x5 card in the envelope. If you have never tried this before, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.
by Becci Hawkins
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