Routines are the backbone of daily classroom life. They facilitate teaching and learning. Rules and routines keep your class running smoothly so that students have time to learn and achieve more. Routines and procedures have to be taught, modeled, reviewed and reinforced so that children know what’s expected of them and how to do certain things on their own. Having these predictable patterns in place allows teachers to spend more time in meaningful instruction.
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The ultimate goal of teaching is not enforcing rules and routines, but teaching effectively. When teachers are effective, the majority of students are learning, goals and objectives are achieved, and teachers can feel an incredible sense of accomplishment.
What other classroom routines have you implemented that are a go-to strategy for you during the school year?