Do you often feel like you have too much to do and not enough time to do it? This is definitely how I felt many times during my first year in the classroom. I taught two different classes and three subjects: math, science, and social studies. With surprise district tests, ARD meetings, multiple announcements over the intercom, assemblies, and random fire drills, I needed more interrupted time with my kids and in my classroom.
As the days went by, I actually was able to get more time by using what little time I had and maximizing it to the fullest. The one way I was able to maximize my time effectively was by establishing consistent procedures and routines. In the video below, part of my YouTube series on classroom management, I share how and why you should be establishing consistent procedures and routines as well as examples of routines I use in my classroom.
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