In a science middle school classroom, aside from materials manager, secretary, botanist & cleanup... can you think of any other jobs for students?

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If you have students that know the content well, you could add content crusher as a job to help other students.

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I have jobs for students; passing out and collecting papers, supplies, changing the information on the board (helps with their writing skills), passing out and putting up chromebooks, feeding the fish, cleaning the fish bowl. My students enjoy volunteering to sweep the floor. This teaches them employability skills.

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Middle Schoolers love to help!

Classroom greeter.

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So, not jobs inside of groups, then? Researcher - every few days a kid tacles a question from the question board. Librarian - my reading & reference shelves get intermingled.

If you use chromebooks or the like you could have a "tech pro" or two per period. Someone to collect/ pass back papers. If you use supply boxes a student or 2 could replenish/ stock them, light cleaning, pencil sharpener, someone per period who can help absent students with work or labs.
What do you all use as "payment"? I have a token economy so I use my fake money but would like to offer the kids other choices. Thank you!

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content crusher

ohhh... I just like the sound of that. Explain please!

Awesome idea!! Love it!

Quality assurance- they oversee the measurements/procedures/protocol and make sure they are accurate, make sure all the constants are constant and there is only 1 variable.

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