I think we’re missing the boat on teaching behaviors to kids. 

I know I know, we spend a lot of time at the beginning of the school year talking about classroom management and getting kids up and running, but there’s another part of teaching behaviors that we need to add into the mix. 

Of course you need to teach classroom management, but I also want you to focus on teaching instructional management. 

So what does that look like? Well for me, that looked like teaching kids how to have a discussion, how to take notes, and what to do when they’ve finished with their work early. When we’re having a group discussion, how loud do we talk? Do we just shout out answers? 

These are the things that can derail lessons and take us off topic with our teaching, so they’re very, very crucial to teach. 

As you head into this school year, think about what you teach with classroom management, but also, what instructional techniques and management pieces you need to teach your kids so that the lessons will run smoothly?

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