The Setting of Classroom Routines by @chrismwparsons

Name: Christopher Parsons
Twitter name: @chrismwparsons
Sector: Primary
Position: Deputy Head (Academic)
What is your advice about? The Setting of Classroom Routines

  1. Create habitual routine behaviours in pupils to automate regularly needed procedures.
  2. Habits are hard to break, feel weird if not completed, can take place without conscious direction, and indeed free-up working memory to be thinking about something else.
  3. Key habitual routines make it EASIER to do lessons which break from the mould – they give you a ‘concrete lining’ which limits uncertainty and chaos in your mind and theirs.
  4. Focus particularly on the beginnings & ends of days and lessons, transition moments, and a ‘reset’ procedure for getting everyone back focused and organised.
  5. Habits need constant initial reinforcement for 3 weeks or more; remind & nag in a way which might feel excessive, but which will pay huge dividends if you want to be creative.
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