Saturday, May 14, 2011
No-Name Papers? Never Again
If this has ever happened to you, I have a tip that will make sure you never have a no-name paper again. Well, never say never...
It goes like this:
You hand out an assignment. You say, "Please put your name on the paper as soon as you get it." When everyone has the assignment, you add, "Now find an elbow partner (someone nearby) and check to make sure they have written their name on their assignment."
If it's an assignment done at home, ask the students to check their elbow partner's paper to make sure there is a name before they turn in the assignment.
It takes five seconds. Since I've been using this idea, I have never had a no-name paper come across my desk (knock on wood).
I hope this idea helps you keep your sanity.