#106: How to Teach Classroom Systems and Routines

classroom management Sep 09, 2022

As teachers, we talk a lot about classroom systems and procedures. But...

do you know what systems and routines you should have, how to teach them and how long you should expect to spend teaching them?

Today, I have the skinny on all my classroom systems, routines, and procedures and how I incorporate training my students during the school day and over the first weeks of school.



Teaching classroom systems or procedures is a foundational piece of a well-run classroom.  

It's impossible for students to know what to do if we don't train them. The last thing we want is to leave the details of how things should be done in our classrooms to chance. Imagine driving down the road and having to just use "common sense" to figure out what the best way to drive your car is - no training necessary. It would be a disaster on the road! The same is true for your classroom. 

Be specific about what you want students to do and how you want it done. 

Listen in to the full episode to find out:

  • What my systems and procedures are.
  • How I train my students.
  • Why I don't teach all my systems the first week of school.
  • What routines need to be taught first and what can wait until later.
  • And much more!

Listen to this episode for all the goodness [and don't forget to check out my Classroom Systems and Routines Checklist here]. Links to other teacher opportunities and help are below⬇️ 


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H.O.P.E. Education RESOURCES you're going to L️VE:

Classroom Systems and Routines Checklist

PLUS, check out ALL kinds of free printables in the Vault like:

  • Brain Break Ideas
  • Back-to-School Booklists
  • Classroom Transitions Cheat Sheet
  • And so much more!


Want more? You got it! ⬇️   

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    Main Idea and Key Details Graphic Organizer

 Teaching Summarizing

   Compare and Contrast Activities

  Teaching Poetry Activities

  Parent Email Template System



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