Most teachers will agree that planning routines and procedures is, well, not the most exciting part of teaching. But we promise you, it’s crucial to the success of you and your students. If you lose even ten minutes per day to sloppy routines, and there are 180 days in the school year, you lose 30 instructional hours per year! We don’t have that kind of time, do we?
Practice and film yourself pretending to give directions, using our best practices as a guide, then self-evaluate. Keep filming until you have internalized all of the strategies and feel comfortable and confident presenting them to students.