Proactive Classroom Moves

Giving Clear Directions


Giving clear directions doesn't look all that spectacular. But giving ambiguous directions can have significant consequences: lost learning time, misunderstandings, and even unnecessary confrontation with students.

If your directions are SO CAVEMAN, you'll save learning time and transition smoothly into the good stuff: learning.

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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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Running A Quality Lesson

Clear directions play a significant role in making sure your lesson is "tight," a key aspect of a Quality Lesson.