Procedures and Motivation

Procedures are critical for motivation and for success in the classroom.

If there is a procedure for doing something, and not all students are doing it, practice the procedure.

When a student asks about something, or isn’t doing something for which you have a procedure,  simply ask, “What is our procedure?”  Put the responsibility on the student to think of the procedure or to practice it after a reminder.

When the class doesn’t do something by the procedure, simply stop and practice.

Part I of the Discipline Without Stress Teaching Model is critical to successful teaching, learning, and discipline

Without taking care of classroom management (developing, teaching and practicing procedures,) it’s very difficult to have success in helping kids to become self-disciplined. Once the classroom is carefully structured with routines, then kids have a good shot at learning to control their own behavior—and the teacher is in a better position to inspire them to be self-motivated.