Leader Role #1- Morning Boss
Train a student to be your Morning Boss. Create a morning checklist that your Morning Boss goes over with the other students. My bosses made sure other students “checked in” by asking ...
1. Did you move your lunch clip? (This was also my way of taking attendance. If a clip was left over I knew the student was absent.)
2. Can I stamp your homework? (My boss only checked for completeness or if a student had a question) They recorded any students with questions or missing work on the clipboard.
3. They were responsible for helping me with attendance and reminding my lunch count person to take the count.
Leader Role # 2- Snack Leader
If your students have a snack time every day, set a timer. When the timer goes off, you don’t stop to pick up trash. Have a responsible student walk around with a trash can. They collect trash or silently dismiss students one at a time to take snacks back to their backpacks. You may need to practice this procedure but you will get to a point where this becomes second nature and snack won’t be a big deal.
Leader Role # 3- Kindness Coordinator
One of my favorite jobs to have students be is the kindness coordinator. It is their job to spot someone being kind throughout the day. We had a kindness tree where our kindness bloomed. You can share this however you would like! The kindness coordinator keeps their eyes peeled for someone being kind, They can see it themselves or take suggestions from other students. At the end of the day, or sometimes in the class meetings the next day, the Kindness Coordinator shared what they saw and we would write it in a flower. It’s tattling in a positive light!
Leader # 4- Technology Guru
We all have that kid. The one who knows more about our tech than we do. Or, if you have to google it yourself, would love if you taught him or her at the same time. So do that! Make that student responsible for updating apps, helping other students, turning on the projector. You'll be glad you did and you can keep going!
Do you have a student led job that saves you time? Comment below.