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Your First 30 Days of Teaching > Lesson 6 of 7

Four-Step Routine Planning, Part 2


Chances are, most teachers are familiar with the “gradual release of responsibility” model when they plan lessons. We apply this same principal to teaching routines: “I Do, We Do Together, You Do Together, You Do Alone.” The result is students who can execute procedures seamlessly and efficiently, with little or no support, saving valuable instructional time and freeing up your time to teach!

Topics Covered

  • When students are practicing routines, the teacher’s job is to notice, and describe the positive when necessary, but not engage with misbehavior
  • After practicing, ask students to evaluate and provide feedback on their performance, and practice again — implementing their own suggestions

Insider Tips

Channel a great athletic coach during the practice portion. Be positive, don’t single out students, and have high expectations.

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