Productive vs Unproductive T-Chart Activity
Objective: To get students thinking about why we have objectives, policies, and procedures.
Directions: Give each student two post-it notes. On one post-it have each student write one characteristic of a productive classroom (ex. students are working, students are raising their hands, students have supplies, students are getting along, etc…). On the other post-it have each students write one characteristic of a unproductive classroom (ex. classroom is chaotic, teacher is sitting at their desk, students are off task, students are being disrespectful, etc…). Once students have written on their two post-its, have them place both of them on the t-chart poster under the correct column. Then discuss the characteristics under each column as a whole class and ask them why it is important to have a productive classroom. Point out that in order to have a productive classroom, we must have objectives, policies, and procedures and then segue to reviewing classroom objectives, policies, and procedures.