A teacher after my own heart: … Awesome deliberate teaching!
Procedures are specific, concrete, sequential, and observable. What procedures are your favorite? What ones do you struggle with? I learned to make sure that students know my procedures from Dr. Harry Wong.
- Stay focused on what is happening right now. Instead of saying, don’t behave like… blah blah blah…. acknowledge what is working right now for this student, for this class, be specific about the actions that are working!
-We are absolutely sure that this class is the best class, the smartest class, the most positive behaviors, the brightest ones ever to cross these doors, let the students live up to your expectations! Oh happy day!
-Compliment the room, the table, the class, don’t always acknowledge the specific child
-Honest, real, genuine, what another student can do, focus on verbs of appropriate behavior
-Whenever possible, distract, distract, distract, and work hard.
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.