>General Classroom Consideration (Planning for the day)
Looking to the day … every day :
*Be positive, proactive … & be good to yourself … Model the behaviour you want to see every day!
*Have materials ready before students enter the room
*Understand goals. Be clear, specific and authentic. Every day I ask myself: “What am I trying to teach?”
*Plan ahead: a whole class lesson (&/or centers) & extended activities for early finishers
*Plan for smooth transitions – be goal oriented, be flexible
*Establish rules – & be sure to follow through
*Make noise – but take care not to disturb the other classes
*Plan for closure – How do I want the lesson / the day to end?
*Establish procedures for entering and leaving the classroom, for gathering/having materials at hand – Review & practice procedures until they become automatic
*Watch the time, don’t rush. Allow students enough time to get to their next class
*Understand students strengths and needs. Build on strengths and address needs
*Value the process as much as the product
*(… worth repeating:) Be positive, proactive … & be good to yourself … Take pride in accomplishments and learn from mistakes. Model the behaviour you want to see every day!