Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Combat Doodling in Books

I have a group of boys that enjoy doodling and drawing in class time. A hot tip given to me by a colleague was to provide time for students to doodle or draw. Providing clear guidelines and expectations for each page of work, students are given 10-15 minutes per day to draw whatever they like. They must date the work when started and the teacher sign it off before a new page of work is started. Girls tend to write a story or letters while boys do their drawing. If boys know that they are allowed to doodle or draw at a later date then they will happily wait until that time of day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice suggestion. Will try this in my class and let you know how it goes.