Automaticity: Entering the classroom

The teacher-student three-step.

With thanks to Doug Lemov and the excellent Teach Like A Champion 2.0

Three steps for a teacher to minimise wasted time and disruption at the beginning of the lesson:

  1. Meet and greet the students at the door
  2. Supervise the student three-step
  3. Have a ‘do now’ or ‘recap’ for them to do immediately

The three steps for the students is on a handy poster: three step entry

3 step entry

Implementing this will require me to:

  • explain why and how I want students to do this
  • believe 100% that it is the right thing to do
  • persevere through difficulties
  • guide the students through numerous practices of it until it becomes automatic for them.

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