Morning Routine – Independence

Proverbs 3:27 “Withhold not good from then to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.”

I am talking about morning routine for our students and one of the most important things to me is to develop and foster independence in our students.

Independence builds confidence that then breeds successful attitudes for our students to set them up for success throughout the day.

I want my students to know everything they should be doing when they walk in the door that, even if I can’t be there, they could do it all without me. They shouldn’t ask me, “Where should I put this?” or “What should I do next?”

This will free the teacher up to greet students with a smile and a kind word. Of course, everybody knows something is going to happen at times that will draw the teacher’s attention where she can’t be available. Someone might come in off the bus sick or something went wrong with someone’s lunch and a parent needs to be contacted. This should not cause any confusion to the morning routine.

Let’s use the power we have and be good to our students by teaching them how to independently begin their morning for school. ocked0 Unr

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