3 Tips for Rocking Your Classroom with Procedures

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3 Tips for Rocking Your Classroom with Procedures

Welcome to this week’s Zap of Wynn. Each week I publish a short video that helps you teach with authenticity, joy, and success. This week I’m helping you with classroom procedures. Enjoy the video and be sure to leave a comment. What is your favorite classroom procedure and why?

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| Organization, solutions, students, teaching, thrive, work | September 08, 2013

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Wynn Godbold is an inspired educator who stretches herself and those around her to new heights. Her work as a speaker, trainer, and administrative coach carries her across the United States where she spreads her message of inspiring teachers to reach children with authenticity, joy, and success. Her teacher retreats are known to empower teachers to love their lives. Teachers world-wide experience personal growth through the products and packages she offers on line. In June of 2012, Wynn kick started the International Academy of Bee Sharp Teachers. Wynn is Nationally Board Certified in Reading and the Language Arts. She has certifications in Education Administration, Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In addition to running Bee Sharp, she consults for the McGraw Hill Education Group and serves on the Educational Team at Page Turner Adventures. Wynn lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina with her husband, two sons, and the family dog, JR.

5 Responses to "3 Tips for Rocking Your Classroom with Procedures"
  • Susan Heerd September 8, 2013

    Hi Wynn,
    When teaching the procedure I also tell my students why it is important to do this. I believe that they buy into it then and don’t feel it is a punishment. Ex. We walk down the hallway safe and kind (voice off and quiet feet) so we don’t keep other children from doing their job (to Learn). Cause when we are loud and noisy in the halls the other students stop doing their job by looking around to see where the noise is coming from and what is going on.

    Kids get it. We are both there to do our job, to teach and to learn and we can’t do those jobs if we are not following the procedures or rules.

    If a student doesn’t follow the procedure or needs some reteaching then the teaching occurs on their free time which is recess. I’ve never had to reteach a procedure to a student more than twice in 30 years of teaching. Students know if I’m willing to give up my lunch and free time to do this then this must be important. Also teaching the reason for the procedure really does work. A new student arrival or after a long holiday break is a great time to review the procedures.

    The teaching of procedures takes time but it is time well invested. Things run so much more smoothly and much more teaching and learning takes place when everyone knows what is expected.

    • admin
      admin September 8, 2013

      So true! The why is a very important part of getting the buy in. Thanks for bringing that out for all to read.

    • Anik May 8, 2014

      I could not comemnt over on that post. So I will comemnt here. :-)That post hit home for me as well. Even though I homeschool it is a thought that I needed to hear. I too find myself not praising the kids near enough. I am going to make sure I start changing my focus from what is not “as I wish”, but what they are doing well. Thank you for this post. I needed to hear/read this right now.

  • Jennifer September 8, 2013

    Very good advice. Hits home on the behavior modeling aspect.

    • admin
      admin September 8, 2013

      Hi Jennifer,
      Glad it made an impact.
      Have a delightful week.
      See you next Sunday!
      PS- if you need to share difficult thoughts/reminders with colleagues, feel free to let me say it for you 🙂 Share the videos as needed.

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