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Unformatted text preview: itz & Hayman, 1976). A classroom procedure is a routine way of
accomplishing administrative and learning tasks. For example, a teacher may save
time by taking roll and a lunch count at the same time with a simple procedure. 7 When students’ names are called for roll, they respond with either “hot,” “cold”
or “home.” These responses let the teacher know how many students need the
“hot” lunch provided by the school cafeteria.
The first step in establishing routines is to identify the areas of classroom
life that could benefit from a procedure or ritual. In general, the following types of
classroom activities may benefit from a procedure (Evertson & Emmer, 1982).
• Use of Classroom Facilities and Resources: These procedures would
be designed for tasks such as sharpening pencils, accessing classroom
supplies, and hanging up coats. For example, Savage (1999) describes
a secondary teacher’s procedure for “renting” classroom supplies such
as pencils and pens to students who have neglected to bring their own
to class. Students have to leave their driver’s license until the pencil is
returned. • Students’ Behavior Outside of the Classroom: Some procedures are
designed to ensure that act...
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This document was uploaded on 03/29/2014 for the course EPS 324 at N. Arizona.
- Spring '08