Teaching is tiring. One reason is because of decision fatigue. The more decisions we make in a day, the more we drain our cognitive resources. One way to make fewer decisions is to automate more choices. Teachers who establish procedures benefit from better classroom management, more efficient use of time, and more energy at the end of the day.
This Classroom Procedures checklist can be used to make sure you teach, model, and practice those all-important procedures so your classroom runs likely a finely-tuned engine. Used in a third grade classroom, but most procedures are applicable to many grade levels.