Proactive Classroom Moves

Scanning & Circulating


There's just one of you, and a lot of them. It's just a fact, Teach. But all of your students need to feel noticed, accountable, and supported. You can even those odds by being strategic and intentional about how you move and how you look around your classroom. Making your presence felt has massively important implications for the learning that takes place during your lesson, and this Mini will, ahem, walk you through how to scan and circulate during independent practice time.

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Additional Resources

“Surviving Your Rookie Year of Teaching” MOOC

This free, open-enrollment Coursera class explains 3 high leverage ideas and techniques to help teachers thrive in their first (or fifteenth) year of teaching.

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