Setting Up Classroom Routines

Can you believe it's already Back to School season!? I know, I know...many of you have already been back to school for a few weeks (some of you even went back in July...WHAT?!). But regardless of when you went back, we all have the same issues when it comes to starting a new year: setting up the classroom, creating lesson plans and/or centers, managing student pull-out schedules. I would argue one of the most important things a teacher needs to do is plan and teach classroom routines. If you don't have this down in the first few weeks of school, you will be teaching and reteaching these same expectations for the rest of the school year. Before any academic learning can happen, I think the routines need to be down. It makes your life easier, as well as the lives of your learners!

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Prompt Fading: What, Why, and How

Remember that post about prompting and how great it is for our learners? Well, I'm here today to tell you to get rid of those amazing prompts. Why? Because, while they are awesome in helping our individuals learn or strengthen a skill, we don't want to rely on them forever. So, with that being said, here's how to fade out those prompts...

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