New teacher ideas – Openers and Closers

Routines and consistency matter greatly and are necessary for creating a smooth learning environment in your classroom. Routines help with creating community, checking for understanding, and managing the classroom. I’m going to share three opening routines and three closing routines that you can start using in your next class.

Source: 6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

As a teacher, this is something I always struggle with. Especially since I’m more an “off the cuff” teacher. When the class is going well and we’re in the groove, I sometimes miss doing any closing routine.

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