Classrooms run more smoothly and students learn more easily when all students in the room follow teacher directions the first time they are given. Although teachers typically expect that students should follow directions immediately when given, few spend enough time discussing and practicing this expectation with their students. This lesson focuses on the teacher expectation that students will follow directions the first time given, while helping teachers to set up a “directions routine” that will help then to set their students up for success.
Remember: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Spend time on this important expectation early in the year so that you can reap the rewards of a classroom that listens the first time every time.
This is a scripted lesson, appropriate for both whole class and small group instruction. No additional materials are needed.
This is a social-emotional learning (SEL) lesson that may be delivered by school counselors or by classroom teachers. It may be used on it's own, but is part of a larger set of SEL lessons (please follow my store for new SEL lessons, which will be posted throughout the year). I hope you find this lesson helpful. If so, please visit my shop for other SEL lessons that you can use in your classroom!
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