I always have sticky notes to hand!
Here are some ways in which I use them:
1. I ask students to write one idea or key word on a sticky note then rotate them to music around the class. When the music stops, the students look at the idea/key word they have in front of them and make a note of it.
2. Students write down how they’ve met their Learning Objective in the lesson and place it on the board on a level ladder or bronze/silver/gold. Then I nominate another student/some students to come and choose some, read them out & comment on them. This gives a clear visual representation of the achievements of the students in the class for that lesson.
3. Lesson target – students can quickly note down a target for the lesson and have it on the desk in front of them for the lesson. At the back of the their exercise book they can have a ‘targets met page’ and a ‘working towards’ page. They can use the same ones again and again, depending on the lesson focus. The targets can be something not directly related to the lesson outcomes i.e. a literacy target.
4. Feedback to others – students can write feedback for someone else to put in their book – it can be a lot more visual than a comment.