It also helps to set up and continuously reinforce behaviors and expectations. Sometimes, don’t you feel like a broken record? You find yourself repeating the same directions over and over. Well, for sanity reasons, we make a chart and we review, review, review. Then if someone is off task or is not following our agreed upon directions, I can direct that child’s attention to our anchor chart. This prevents the “locking horns” that can sometimes take place.
We also have our station task cards organized and displayed. They really help keep expectations clear.