I will be teaching high school chemistry and the administrator likes bell ringers. I think they are a good idea, but am confused on finding a way that would work well with implementing them. I would like to use them as a review/ reinforcement tool. I have attempted using them in the past and I didn't have a solid policy for going over them/ handing them in. Here are my questions and concerns: 1.) How often do you collect bell ringers? Most teachers seem to collect them every 5th day on a sheet where they are all together. This seems the most logical and would likely consume the least amount of instructional time. However, I would like to be able to go over the answers. If I go over the answers, I have a feeling students will just not participate in them because they know they will just get the answer. Is there a way to avoid this? ----If you do collect the bell ringers every day, what sort of system do you use? How do you keep track of all the papers and what do you do about absent students? 2.) Chemistry involves problem solving, and many students have trouble with it. Should I avoid these types of questions and stick to concept questions that can be found in their books? If someone that successfully uses bell ringers could please outline their procedure for bell ringers and address some of the questions I have, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!