Workstations or centers—however you refer to them, they can provide students with an engaging way to learn independently. However, when we release some students to stations and begin to pull other students to work with us in small groups, we sometimes find that our students at stations lose focus. At some point, every child needs a reminder to remain on-task, and you can address this with behavior narration and by designating a station manager from among your students.

In the three-minute video below, I share how a student station manager can help with keeping your students on-task and focused during workstation periods.