Planning Procedures for the New School Year

As the new school year approaches, I have been thinking about establishing procedures in the classroom that will keep things running smoothly and will limit the interruptions to learning.

Things to think about:

  • passing out papers
  • collecting assignments
  • bathroom/drink breaks
  • sharpening pencils
  • distributing lab materials/supplies
  • missing assignments/incomplete work
  • items forgotten in locker
  • determining partners/groups
  • absent students
  • iPad/laptop use
  • behavior concerns
  • switching classes
  • hand-raising/student needing assistance

Each moment spent handling one of these tasks can mean time taken away from my students.  I would love to hear your suggestions.  Please share any procedures that work well in your classroom.

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