Effective Practices

Tight Transitions

I-5, I-9, I-10



Spending too much time practicing routines takes away from instruction. Basic routines should take four to six days to establish and can be perfected over time, not all in one day. 

Quick Tips

Get students excited about practicing the steps in a specific routine by making it a game where teams can compete against each other and/or the clock. 


Teaching Transitions


Other Strategies

Entry Routine and Do Now

These are quick activities that teachers use when students first enter the classroom. They do not require teacher input; they engage students with content, and start the lesson/day by giving learners a feeling of success.

Hallway Work

Students are engaged in an objective aligned activity during out of class transitions.  Examples of Hallway Work are practicing with flash cards and/or reading books.