Procedures are what the teacher wants done.
Routines are what the students are doing automatically.
- Explicit explaining of procedures works, make sure your students know your procedure in a quick way. You show the steps and then the students know how to complete the procedure quickly.
-Students are capable of conducting the procedure with little teacher talk.
-Teachers plan what their procedures are (Harry Wong is a wonderful model of procedure planning).
-Students and no one else interrupts during modeling a procedure and when a procedure is in play.
-Procedures allow a classroom to change or to begin a new system of learning
-Procedures allow for shared ownership.
-Practice the procedures numerous times
-Model and Describe
-Transfer ownership from teacher led to student led routines
-Teachers plan carefully for students’ strategic involvement in the routines.
Teachers plan for maintaining these routines by making sure students periodically practice their skills.