Top Tips for Establishing Procedures and Routines in the Classroom

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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