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Routines and Transitions in the Classroom
Transcript of Routines and Transitions in the Classroom
ASTEP Teacher Candidates
“Concerning a teacher’s influence, I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or deescalated, and a child humanized or dehumanized.” --Haim Ginott
Connect Procedures and Transitions
to Classroom Management
List key procedures for daily and weekly use.
List key transitions for daily and weekly use.
List resources for developing Procedures and Transitions
refer to the way that the teacher wants things done in the classroom.
Procedures tell students how things operate in the classroom.
Procedures demonstrate how students are to function in an acceptable and organized manner.
allow different activities to take place efficiently during the day even at the same time.
increase on-task time and greatly reduce disruptions.
increase student success
In establishing procedures,
it is important to:
Ensure that students understand the reason for the procedure.
Clarify the procedure through modeling.
Allow students opportunities to practice the procedure through rehearsal.
Try not to overwhelm students by teaching too many procedures at once.
Remember that it will probably be necessary to revisit this process as you see the need.
What you do on the first days of school
will determine your success or failure for
the rest of the school year.
You will either win or lose your class
on the first days of school.
Student achievement at the end of the year is
directly related to the degree to which the
teacher establishes good control of the
classroom procedures in the very first week
of the school year.
Prime time in school is the first few moments in a class. If you blow these moments, you blow the impression, the sale, and the success of a class.“
- The First Day of School by Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong
Entering Class Procedure:
Greet the teacher
Check for Daily Work
Work quietly until teacher
Opening of Class
Bell Ringer (3 to 5 Min.)
Bell Work (3 to 5 Min.)
Always directly related to lesson objective and can be assessed.
Always located at the same place.
Sample Daily Work: "Copy and complete the graphic organizer in your notebook.
Remember: The person who does the work is the one who learns.
Allows you to take attendance, address requests, "clear the table" prior to instruction.
Cooperative Learning Procedures
Student raises his/her hand to ask for permission. Teacher keeps track of who has gone and how often.
Students are given restroom passes. Students may go as long as they have passes left. Teacher keeps track of students using passes.
pass hangs by the door.
Students may go without asking. Others wait
until pass is returned.
Group rosters are created by teacher.
Group roles: leader, recorder, materials person, presenter,etc.
Grading expectations /RUBRIC
District / Campus directed
Know the emergency codes
Schools are required to practice fire drills and lockdown drills.
Routines refer to what the students do automatically,
without prompting or supervision.
A routine becomes a habit, practice or custom
for the students.
Procedures and Routines have
NO penalties or rewards.
Procedures and routines increase efficiency and reduce
These have to MODELED and ESTABLISHED.
Give Students a silent reading assignment as follow-up.
Allow students to begin homework silently.
Have students complete a graphic organizer.
Have students complete their EXIT TICKET.
End of Class Transition
the class; not the bell or an office announcement.
key concepts and vocabulary.
students of assignments /Deadlines (Edmodo, Weebly Site)
Student Work Samples
Student Daily Assignments
Specific Work Sections
Student Bell Ringers
3 minutes to do before lesson begins
Line leader distributes if needed
Fire Drill Evacuation Procedures Video