2C: Managing Classroom Procedures

Rubric for Framework for Teaching and Learning

4=highly effective

3=effective

2=minimally effective

1=ineffective

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Critical Attributes

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Book Summary: The First Days of School

This book by Wong & Wong is a classic on organizing yourself as a teacher and implementing successful practices. It could really be listed under almost all components of the framework for teaching and learning.

Key Ideas for Creating Effective Classroom Procedures

1. Analyze and think about how you want the classroom to run to be efficient and effective. Write these procedures down and think about how to TEACH them to students (include rationale, teaching what it looks like, sounds like, giving nonexamples, modeling, asking students to practice the procedure, giving positive reinforcement, etc.).

2. Create anchor charts that list the expectation and list out the key steps or ideas, perhaps using pictures to help convey ideas and post around the classroom.

3. Create classroom "jobs" and assign them to students. For older students, it may be helpful to hold class meetings and appoint or elect a class president, secretary, etc. with appropriate class jobs. The "officers" of the class can be in charge of making sure classroom procedures run effectively and efficiently. The "President" for example, can call the class to order, secretary can post the class "agenda" on the board and take notes to share with absent students. The President may lead the class to assess themselves as a group on their efficiency, time management, etc. This is how you can reach "highly effective" status where "students themselves take initiative" on so many levels.

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