Be the Model: Routines and Procedures
Routines and procedures tell students what to expect and what is expected of them. When adults model and consistently hold students accountable to expected behaviors, they send a message about the importance of the routines and procedures. They are also establishing stability in the learning and living environment.
How consistently do you model what you expect? Do you ever let a behavior slide?
Model for Improvement
Each of us has room to improve. We’ve all had moments of wishing we could get a re-do, especially when our children are watching. Knowing where improvement is needed and how you might better model what you expect is the first step.
Reflect on the example you set. This exercise is intended to help you identify gaps in modeling routines and procedures for your learners. Also consider how consistently you hold learners accountable to the routine or procedure. Allowing a slide in routine or incorrectly followed procedure communicates lack of importance that is difficult to reestablish.
What action will you take to be the model and consistently reinforce what is expected from your student?