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Classroom Jobs for Your Students

Student Involvement  

Involving students in the daily classroom processes is so important! It gives the students a sense of making decisions and contributing so they feel more empowered and more likely to do what is asked of them.  

Reasons why you should up your student involvement:  

  • Gives the students a sense of independence but in a controlled environment so things still run smoothly.  

  • Students will look forward to their turn so they will eagerly follow rules to get the chance to contribute.  

  • Teaches children responsibility.  

  • Gives students a feeling of accomplishment and productivity.  

  • Makes the day go smoother and builds routine.  

Ways to involve students:  

  • Give each student a special job like “door keeper” or “lunch line leader.” As an example, a door keeper is the one who opens the door when someone knocks.  


Typically, the student jobs change weekly to give each student a chance to do multiple jobs throughout the year.  

Some examples:  

Desk director: They make sure all desks are straight at the end of the day  

Line Leader: This one is pretty self-explanatory. 

Caboose: They are the end of the line and make sure doors are shut after everyone is out of the room if needed.  

Teacher in Training: Teacher's helper. 

Energy Expert: Turn on and off lights.  

Marvelous Messenger: Take messages to the office, cafeteria, or whereever the teacher needs. 

Computer Caretaker: Make sure all laptops are plugged in or in cubbies  


We found this awesome list of 32 student jobs! 

32 Meaningful Classroom Job Ideas for 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Students - Teaching Made Practical