Pick Me!

In my second grade classroom, especially at the beginning of the year, my students were nervous about participating in class.  Or they were too eager!  I often found that a handful of students loved to participate, while a majority were happy to sit back and let this handful of students do all of the work.  My solution?   Participation sticks! 
Looking for a way to increase participation in your classroom?  Use participation sticks!  A quick, easy classroom management tool for teachers.  It's not as random as you (or your students) think!
Each student had a stick with their number on it, which I placed in a container on my table while I was teaching a lesson.  I would randomly draw a stick when I asked a question and that student would get to answer!
Looking for a way to increase participation in your classroom?  Use participation sticks!  A quick, easy classroom management tool for teachers.  It's not as random as you (or your students) think!
I taught an inclusion class, so my resource teacher often helped out with this.  While my students thought that the selection was random,  I was actually much more strategic about it.  I picked students who I knew would be successful answering the question or would be able to work out the answer with my assistance (or their peers).

I also had students who were quite high academically, but very shy.  I would help build up their confidence before pulling their number to answer a question.  This helped them feel more successful while stepping out of their comfort zone.

The best part of this technique was that, as the year went on, we built a caring, trusting community in our classroom.  Not long after starting the participation sticks, the students would get really excited to see who would be picked next.  Eventually, we didn't even need the sticks anymore, as the students were clambering over each other to participate in the class lessons.

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4 comments

  1. Love this variation! I also love that it requires all students to be ready all of the time!

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    1. Saya IBU WINDA ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda semua bahwa saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW di SINGAPURA jadi pembantu rumah tangga yg gajinya tidak mencukupi keluarga di kampun,jadi TKW itu sangat menderita dan di suatu hari saya duduk2 buka internet dan tidak di sengaja saya melihat komentar orang tentan AKI SOLEH dan katanya bisa membantu orang untuk memberikan nomor yg betul betul tembus dan kebetulan juga saya sering pasan nomor di SINGAPURA,akhirnya saya coba untuk menhubungi AKI SOLEH dan ALHAMDULILLAH beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor,dan nomor yg di berikan AKI SOLEH meman betul2 terbukti tembus dan saya sangat bersyukur berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH kini saya bisa pulang ke INDONESIA untuk buka usaha sendiri,,munkin saya tidak bisa membalas budi baik AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih yaa AKI dan bagi teman2 yg menjadi TKW atau TKI seperti saya,bila butuh bantuan hubungi saja AKI SOLEH DI 082-313-336-747- insya ALLAH beliau akan membantu anda.Ini benar benar kisah nyata dari saya seorang TKW trimah kasih banyak atas bantuang nomor togel nya AKI wassalam.


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      Saya IBU WINDA ingin berbagi cerita kepada anda semua bahwa saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW di SINGAPURA jadi pembantu rumah tangga yg gajinya tidak mencukupi keluarga di kampun,jadi TKW itu sangat menderita dan di suatu hari saya duduk2 buka internet dan tidak di sengaja saya melihat komentar orang tentan AKI SOLEH dan katanya bisa membantu orang untuk memberikan nomor yg betul betul tembus dan kebetulan juga saya sering pasan nomor di SINGAPURA,akhirnya saya coba untuk menhubungi AKI SOLEH dan ALHAMDULILLAH beliau mau membantu saya untuk memberikan nomor,dan nomor yg diberikan AKI SOLEH meman betul2 terbukti tembus dan saya sangat bersyukur berkat bantuan AKI SOLEH kini saya bisa pulang ke INDONESIA untuk buka usaha sendiri,,munkin saya tidak bisa membalas budi baik AKI SOLEH sekali lagi makasih yaa AKI dan bagi teman2 yg menjadi TKW atau TKI seperti saya,bila butuh bantuan hubungi saja AKI SOLEH DI 082-313-336-747- insya ALLAH beliau akan membantu anda.Ini benar benar kisah nyata dari saya seorang TKW
      trimah kasih banyak atas bantuang nomor togel nya AKI wassalam.


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  2. These are so much prettier then my boring Popsicle sticks. Thanks for the idea on how to jazz them up!

    Christina Marie
    http://www.applesbooksandcrayons.blogspot.com/

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  3. I love using sticks to randomize who I call on.

    Krazy Town

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