“The first routine that affects classroom culture is the one for how students enter.”
KEY IDEA: Making a habit out of what’s efficient, productive, and scholarly after the greeting and as students take their seats and class begins.
Key points to maximize the effectiveness of the entry routine.
- Have students pick up their work (packets, worksheet, etc.) from a table on their way into class.
- Students should know where to sit; assign seats, or allow students to sign up for regular seats.
- Homework hand in should be done the same way every day without prompting.
- A *Do Now should be in the same place every day; on the board or in the packet
*Do Now is another Teach Like a Champion strategy
From Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemove (Jossey Bass, 2010)