7 Beliefs About Teaching Routines…

Another list for your back-to-school consideration.  This one, from the Cornerstone blog, names attitudes to NOT have:

  1. This is not my job.
  2. The kids should get this stuff right away
  3. What I’m asking of them is so easy
  4. Students should follow procedures correctly every time
  5. Kids who aren’t following my procedures are being disrespectful.
  6. It’s so obvious what they’re supposed to do.
  7. I don’t need to teach procedures after the first month.

I find it interesting that two of these involve “shoulds” that many teachers hold. As a wise person once told me: “It’s never helpful to should on yourself.”


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