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August 23, 2023

Set Expectations With a “Do Now” Routine

Looking for a great way to set expectations at the start of each day? Try a “Do Now” activity! A “Do Now” is an assignment or task students are asked to complete as soon as they enter the room. It is a great way to establish routines and set a positive tone for the day. Consider how this strategy can be combined with other best practices to encourage positive student behavior, too. In this video, you’ll see the teacher greet his students at the door, use specific praise as he moves around the room to assist students with their assignment and provide additional instructions as needed. So many positive behavior interventions occur within the first two minutes of class!

Reflection Question:
How might you combine exit tickets and “do now” activities to further inform your instruction?
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