Show AND Tell
The start of a new school year (or term, or week, or day) brings with it a desire to establish routines and expectations in our classrooms. It is usual to spend time with students talking about rules and outlining what will be expected of all members of the class. These will be reinforced each day as you give instructions to students. You might ask them to enter the classroom quietly or move quickly to pack up.
This is all great if students understand what it is you want them t…