Lesson Components

Starting with a Do-Now


The Do Now is a common classroom practice that isn't always executed to its full potential. Run well, a Do Now serves several important functions. It helps students transition to a mindset of hard work, sets the tone for good behavior, and serves as an important diagnostic tool for the teacher.

Watch this video to learn how to run a quality do now. Now! Do it now!

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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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Ending with an Exit Ticket

You know how to run a quality Do Now! If you gave an exit ticket yesterday, you'll know exactly what should be on it...