“Breaking the plane shows that you move where you want as a product of your decisions about teaching rather than as a product of student behavior.”
KEY IDEA: Move around the classroom to engage and hold students accountable.
- Break the plane. Break the plane (first five feet in front of the board or the teacher desk) within the first 5 minutes. Break it before a student behavior requires you to.
- Full access required. You must be able tot get anywhere in your room easily and simply without interrupting your teaching.
- Engage when you circulate.
- Move systematically. Move universally and impersonally but unpredictably.
- Position for power. Remain facing the class as much as possible
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)