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.
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.
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.
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.