Foundational Skills Needed to Support Instruction
Routines and Procedures: Write and Rehearse
Write out critical routines and procedures down to the smallest detail of what is said and done.
Explain what each routine means and what it will look like
Write out what teacher and students do at each step, and what will happen with non-compliant students
Plan how and when to roll-out the routine/procedure in your classroom, whether you script it out or you are given a script to revise and internalize.
1. Use a small set of rules and procedures 2. Explain rules and procedures to students 3. Generate rules and procedures with students 4. Modify rules and procedures with students 5. Review rules and procedures with students 6. Use language of responsibility and statements of school beliefs 7. Post rules around the room 8. Write a class pledge or classroom constitution 9. Use poster and graphics 10. Establish gestures and symbols 11. Model with vignettes and role playing 12. Hold classroom meetings 13. Implement student self-assessment.
Build Relationships with Students (click on title for resources)
Organize the Physical Layout of the Classroom: (resources and video - use computer sign on if it asks to log into canvas)
1. Design Classroom decor 2. Display student work 3. Consider classroom materials - where to locate for easy access
4. Where to place the teacher desk to monitor class 5. Placement of student desk 6. Planning areas for whole group instruction
7. Planning areas for group work 8. Planning learning centers 9. Considering computers and technology equipment
10. Considering lab equipment and supplies 11. Planning classroom libraries 12. Involve students in the design process
Demonstrate Withitness - (click on title for resource)
1. Being proactive 2. Occupying the whole room physically and visually 3. Noticing potential problems 4. Using a series of graduated actions - making eye contact, stands right next to offending student using nonverbal sues to communicate, if behavior still persists talks to offending student quietly and privately, if it still doesn't stop, the teacher stops the class and calmly and politely addresses the disruption. (follow your planned consequence that you have taught the students.