Modifying Transitions and Routines
Strategies for helping children to stay engaged and successful in the classroom
Transitioning from one activity to the next can be a very challenging time for children and educators. In this suite, we explore how to best support children in transitions. We’ll learn how to increase their efficiency and effectiveness, and we’ll also see the importance of consistent routines.
Hallmarks of This Strategy
Give Clear Expectations
Well-organized transitions and routines help children understand and remember what to do.
Create Reliable Routines
Consistency makes children feel safe and helps them to know what to expect. Both help children engage successfully in the classroom.
Use Engaging Transitions
Use songs, tasks, and short activities during transitions to avoid wait times that can lead to challenges.
In this lesson, we explore what an effective transition is, why it’s important, and what it looks like.
Spotting Effective Transitions
In this lesson, you’ll have a chance to spot the key elements of an effective transition.
In this lesson, we cover effective routines, why they matter, and what they look like.
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