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What is Bell Work?

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August 26, 2009 11:33PM

"Bell work" is a term for an immediate assignment upon entering a classroom, so named because students are expected to work on it before the bell rings. It is designed to focus students on the subject of the class, and avoid distracting preoccupations during the first minutes of class time. Where students are moving from room to room within a school day, bell work is usually designed to last until shortly after the "tardy" bell rings, to end the transition from class to class.