T.3

Utilizes instructional time wisely and paces effectively.

What Effective Teachers Will Do

Effective teachers maximize time students engage in academic tasks related to content. Classroom procedures result in quick and smooth transitions.  Teaching time is not lost to non-academic activities, poorly structured lessons, or through ineffective classroom management.

What Effective Teachers Consider

Are my students engaged throughout a lesson? Are transitions quick, organized, and orderly? Is pacing working for both me and my students?

  • Conscious Classroom Management
    (Rick Smith, 2004)
  • Teacher's Time Management Survival Kit: Ready-To-Use Techniques and Materials
    (P. Susan Mamchak and Steven R. Mamchak, 1993)