FREE: How to Teach ANY Procedure or Routine!

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Angela Watson
Grade Levels
PreK - 8th
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17 pages
Angela Watson


Learn how to create expectations for any classroom procedure, and then introduce, model, and reinforce your expectations with students! This item is a 15 page PDF excerpted from my book, "The Cornerstone: Classroom Management That Makes Teaching More Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable."

"How to Teach Any Procedure: Making Your Classroom Expectations a Reality"

In just this single chapter (15 pages!), you'll learn:

-The importance of ongoing (distributed) procedure practice

-How to form precise expectations and figure out exactly what you want

-What not to do (how to phrase your expectations so kids will successfully meet them)

-Why you should be cautious about misusing the term "we"

-How to use a variety of signals to facilitate routines

-The art of replacing nagging and criticism with performance feedback

-The 8 steps for teaching ANY procedure you want kids to follow

-How to play the Procedure Review Game as a FUN reminder for kids

-The key to revising your criteria without confusing kids or seeming incompetent

-What to do when kids don't meet your expectations (repeat the practice, not the command)

-The power of "Go back and try it again" (and how to get kids to do it without attitude!)

-Ways to accommodate special needs children

-How to avoid a slow descent into laziness and sloppily-done procedures

-Ideas for logical rewards and appropriate incentives that foster intrinsic motivation

Other chapters from "The Cornerstone" book are available for free on TpT:

Hands-On and Cooperative Learning

Re-Thinking Centers

You can also purchase the entire book (500 pages of resources!).

Be sure to check out my website where there are hundreds of pages of classroom management resources that make teaching more effective, efficient, and enjoyable! You'll find photos, activities, printable forms/posters, and more.



If you like this freebie, please consider rating it! I am new to TpT and would love your help in spreading the word about my resources.

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