Partner students and secretly keep the not-so-good partners from partnering. Write the names of any students you DO NOT want to be working together on the same wheel. To find partners, simply turn the wheels until the names line up.
How to help kids who have a hard time holding a pencil correctly? Jean says to put a rubber band around the wrist and then put it around the pen or pencil. She said that Silly Bands would actually be better than rubber bands.
(On eliminating interruptions during group instruction). Ask this student BEFORE interrupting me during reading groups or other small group instruction. This gives the students wearing the visors a leadership opportunity that most take very seriously.