#058: How to Make Transitions in the Classroom Easier

classroom management Aug 26, 2021
Giving students a designated, structured way to transition from one activity to the next all day long can set you and your students up for success all day!


Transitions in the classroom, all those little moments when your students are moving from one activity to the next, really can make or break your day. I know that sounds like a bold claim, but it's really true. When we don't have strong systems and procedures for transitioning in our classrooms, we lose our students' attention and sometimes their good behavior as well.

Today's episode is all about how to set up and direct the transition times in your day. And guess what...you and your students make tons of transitions each and every day. I think you'll be surprised by how many transitions there are that you haven't even thought about. 

It's really easy to lose students when changing activities, moving from one space in the classroom or school to another, or even just getting ready to go home for the day. All of these times are transitions, moments when your students' brains and bodies need to make a switch. And...it's more difficult than you think!

Listen in. 

In this episode, find out: 
  • Why transitions are so hard.
  • The types of transitions a class will typically make each day.
  • What transitions you and your students need to be prepared for.
  • Strategies and tips for transitions that work.

You can do this!

Teach joyfully,

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You can listen to this episode HERE 

Here's some resources to help you get started: 
Links to other episodes you might like:

#001 How to Deal with Students Who Interrupt

#006 The Power of Words: Speaking with Intention

#014: How Teaching Students to Emotionally Regulate Can Transform Your Classroom Management

#018: Building Community and Teaching Expectations with Picture Books




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