Routines in your classroom are like the framework of your house. They hold it together while great things happen inside. Investing thought, time and energy into establishing routines creates a classroom that most often runs smoothly: frustration, interruptions and opportunities for misbehavior are minimized. Students feel safe and comfortable, and are more able to focus on learning. Involving students in developing, practicing and improving classroom routines helps ensure that they feel a sense of belonging and contribution to their class community.
Everything that is done repetitively in the classroom should have an established process (routine):
- Entering the class and getting