Create a System of Delegating Classroom Tasks~Time-Saving Tips for Teachers {A Daily Blog Series: Day 7}

If you are forunate enough to have a student teacher, a classroom assistant, a clerical aide or even a parent volunteer then you’ll want to make the most of the time they have set aside to help you. Creating a system for delegating tasks will allow them to take the initiative in completing the jobs they are capable of doing for you.

Begin by gathering the following:
a notebook
file folders labeled with number in the corner
two dishpans or similar containers

Designate a location in the classroom to house the container so that your helpers always know where they can find it.

Use the notebook to list tasks that they can complete for you. Let them know to check the notebook to see what needs to be done and to cross off the task when it is completed.

Use the folder to hold the papers they will need to photocopy, sort, file, apply stickers to, alphabatize, etc. When you are listing a task in the notebook also make note of the folder the papers can be found in (i.e. photocopy math homework folder#3 or organize book order forms folder #5).

Use the containers to house the folders, notebook, and other items needed to complete the tasks such as a stapler, hole-punch, etc. The second container may be used for the helper to place the completed tasks into.  I personally like to use dishpans for this purpose because they can be stored inside one another until the helper needs to use it to place the completed tasks into.

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