October 11, 2022
Workshop Model Teaching and Learning Series
- October 11th: Instructional Minute Newsletter with explanation and examples
- Week of October 17th: Classroom Visits - Giving feedback and collecting exemplars
- Week of October 24th: Celebration of Do Nows across the district
Do Now Explained
The Do Now activity consists of a short question, problem, or task to engage students when they
first come into the room or begin a lesson. Using do now activities help students get into the habit of being on task upon entering the classroom or transitioning between subjects.
- A 5-10 minute task immediately upon entering a classroom at the bell or changing content area
- Linked to standards/connected to content
- Follows an established routine with minimal teacher direction
- Set up/getting supplies
- Behavioral: “Settle Down”
- Morning Meetings
- Busy work
- Brain break
- An assessment
🎥 Do Now Example Videos by Grade Band
Do Now and Entry Routine for Elementary
Please Note: The video calls the Do Now a Bell Ringer. Notice the word work question on the board.
Do Now Example for Middle Years
Do Now Example for High School
⭐ Your lesson could be featured in the next Instructional Minute!
Click the link below, "Share Your Ideas", to submit interest in having your lesson recorded. We would love to feature your classroom as part of the Workshop Model Teaching and Learning Series.
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Photos of Do Nows in Action
Please share pictures of your students working on a Do Now!
- We would love to feature them in the Instructional Minute.
- Email them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In addition to the photo, please be sure include your name, school and grade level.