We have to trust children with responsibilities in case we want to teach children to be responsible. Classroom jobs are an effective way to enlist students in the duties of running a classroom. Tell your students that they will soon have the opportunity to apply for classroom jobs. Give them a few examples of the types of jobs that are available and watch their eyes light up as they imagine themselves as the little kings or queens of a certain domain of the classroom. When they accept a job, make it clear that they will have to take it very seriously and if they do not meet their commitments, they can and will be "fired" from the job. Make this announcement a few days before your plan to formally introduce the job program so that you can build anticipation and portray the importance of classroom jobs. There are hundreds of things that need to be done to run a successful and efficient classroom, but only a couple dozen that you can trust the students to handle. Thus, you need to decide how many and which jobs to have available. Ideally, you should have one job for each student in your class.

Classroom jobs for elementary school students

This will be relatively easy in classes of 20 or fewer. It will be more challenging and you may decide to have a few students without jobs at any given time in case you have many more students. ou will be rotating jobs on a regular basis, so every one will have a chance to participate eventually. You also have to consider your own personal comfort level, the maturity level of your class, and other factors when you decide how much responsibility you ready to give your students. A fun opportunity for you to get each student's commitment in writing that they will perform any job to the best of their abilities is using a formal job application Ask students to list their first, second, and third choice jobs. Hold a class meeting where you announce and describe each job, collect applications, and emphasize the importance of each and every duty before you assign the jobs in your classroom. Promise to give each child his or her first or second choice job some time throughout the school year. You will need to decide and announce how often the jobs will be changing. Give each student a job description about their assignment after you assign the jobs. Just because your students now have jobs doesn't mean you can just sit back and take it easy while they perform their duties. Watch their behavior closely. If a student is not performing the job properly, conference with him or her and tell the student exactly what you need to see in their performance. It might be time to consider "firing" them in case things do not improve. If their job is essential, you will need to find a replacement. Otherwise, simply give the "fired" student another chance during the next cycle of job assignments.