Obviously you can still give your students the choice of silent reading.
Some kids want that and I never want to take that quiet and important time away.
These activities are done on lined writing paper or scratch paper.
Yes, I know it saves on copies and prep (another reason I created these boards).
This year I decided to rethink my station management (again).
I believe that when you teach firm procedures and expectations your students CAN work independently on any tasks.
I have found that I keep changing the way I manage stations due to the fact that they never seems to run just perfectly.
I clearly understand that when teaching 7 years olds, stations may not ever run smoothly.
Depending on the dynamics of your classroom some strategies and organization of stations work and others do not.
Here’s How it Works Two minutes before a live call is scheduled to end a warning prompt will interrupt the call momentarily.
The phone operator/agent will then have the option of using ‘Extend-a-Call’ which allows the Customer to purchase additional time via the payment module by simply pressing ‘33’ on their keypad.
The key is to keep the students engaged at all times.
Students should have something to do at every moment.
Once the Customer enters the desired number of minutes the system auto-calculates the cost, creates a new transaction, then reconnects the call when the transaction is approved.