HOW TO IMPROVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT with PROCEDURES and ROUTINES

I honestly feel strong classroom management is the most important thing teachers need to do in order to create the best, most-effective, learning environment that they possibly can. I love classroom organization. I adore classroom decor. But, if you don't have a solid plan for how you will consistently run your classroom the rest is moot. Read below to snag some ideas for your classroom!

This blog post will…

  • share the importance of planning and consistency
  • recommend 4 steps for strong classroom management
  • offers a tip for how to carry out the 4 steps and provides a resource to make it easier

Before We Begin...

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Importance of Planning and Consistency

Being able to successfully manage a classroom comes down to two things: planning and consistency. You need to have very clear expectations and a solid foundation for how you want your room to run. That's not to say you won't make changes and tweak things along the way, but you need to go into the year having thought through each and every aspect of a school day. 

Steps for Strong Classroom Management

  1. List out all of the procedures and routines that apply to your teaching situation.
  2. Create a detailed expectation for each of them.
  3. Teach them to the students and you need to communicate them to other adults that will be working in your classroom.
  4. Hold students accountable when they are not meeting the expectations.


Create a Binder

Follow these 4 steps by writing a "Classroom Expectations and Routines Manual."  Create a binder that houses every nitty, gritty detail for yourself and for your classroom aide if you have one. Cut and paste from that document to create a smaller manual for the students and parents to access and an additional version that you leave with my substitute teacher plans. This allows you to have all players on the same page. It provides a sense of security and safety for the students because they know exactly what to expect and when to expect it. It establishes a framework to your day so that the classroom runs itself and zero time is wasted with the issues that arise from downtime and inconsistency. Check out my Teaching Procedures & Routines Packet make this process so much easier!

Teaching Procedures & Routines Packet

This packet includes over 150 routines and procedures so that you don't overlook a single, itty bitty thing when planning for how your classroom will run. The packet will provide you with a pacing calendar for pacing and teaching the routines, planning sheets to detail out how you envision each procedure in your classroom, 3 different styles of covers for your manual with matching stationary to print onto. It includes my tried and true method for teaching any and all procedures in just a few easy steps and details on how to create your manual. The best part is that it is editable! I have made a video to further explain the process of planning your procedures and routines which I think you'll find helpful.

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Check out the Clutter Free Classroom's elementary classroom management procedures and routines ideas, strategies, and techniques! Her tips making teaching and learning them with a chart, display, visuals, and cards easy!




Check out the Clutter Free Classroom's elementary classroom management procedures and routines ideas, strategies, and techniques! Her tips making teaching and learning them with a chart, display, visuals, and cards easy!
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