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Old 09-07-2019, 08:08 AM
 
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40 kids is madness. I can't even imagine.

I wonder if some of this is semantics? I hear teachers all the time saying they just do procedures and routines for the first couple of weeks. I can't imagine just doing that. I have always done procedures and routines within the confines of activities that allow me to get to know kids, learn where they are academically, preassess subjects, and etc. I even start introducing new material within the first week as I am teaching routines and procedures. I would never get my job done if I didn't!

When I hear only do routines and procedures in my mind I see a teacher doing mindless or make up work in order to show where to turn in papers, how to sharpen pencils, how to line up... But in order to teach these procedures, you are doing work, right? Not just taking blank papers and turning them in. So, isn't that doing curriculum review or assessing students?
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