Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Shut Up Sheet
8th grade math class. Which I was looking forward to with quite a bit of trepidation. Things have not been going so well with the 8th graders so far this year.
When the lesson plan hinted that the students should be working quietly, I scoffed. Never going to happen, I thought.
The class arrived. I passed out their work...
"Oh, this is a Shut Up Sheet."
And they did. They shut up and worked. (Okay, so they needed a bit of a push to get to silence. But... They did. Get to silence. Whoa!)
I admit, I laughed out loud when I heard "shut up sheet". But it fits. I've met this teacher. He would totally say something like that.
And hey, whatever works...