Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Independent Task Boards...Let's Get it Done

Giving students ownership and independence in completing tasks is a true gift of a great teacher. Here are 1-step and 3-step independent task boards.
You know that student. The one that won't get anything done without you. A new teacher at our school has this on lock. This teacher came in against tremendous odds: she was taking over a class mid-year, oh, and did I mention this class was our self-contained class for students with autism?

Lisa C is amazing! She knows these students and tries to give them what they need. She is also eager to ask for help, if she needs it. She created task boards for her students. Using these task boards, she helps her students make great choices and be successful.

1-step Independent Task Boards

Giving students ownership and independence in completing tasks is a true gift of a great teacher. Here are 1-step and 3-step independent task boards.
Lisa's students need to find success quickly and sometimes, that's completing 1 step at a time. These 1-step tasks can go a long way to build success, trust, and independence. Students who need these tasks get to choose their reward. The rewards are laminated with velcro dots on the back. There are even blank cards to create their own reward.

3-Step Independent Task Boards

Giving students ownership and independence in completing tasks is a true gift of a great teacher. Here are 1-step and 3-step independent task boards.
The picture above what waited for one of her students on an ordinary morning. The student needed to complete the worksheet from the day before, before he could start his day. She used a student created task board and 3 small post-it notes. The tasks are simple, name, paste, basket. He know exactly what he needed to do without lots of discussion or direction. He also had everything he needed available to him: the glue and extra pieces in a small container.

To get started...

I have a starter set for you for free. The link has several 1-step task cards, 3-step task cards, and rewards. Click the picture above or this link to get the FREE SET OF TASK CARDS. Lisa is such an amazing teacher and I look forward to working with her in the new year. 

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