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Task Procedure Validation

Collecting and Returning Papers At the beginning of the school year students Ample classroom time should be given to
will be divided into home groups (4-5 students to learn. Collecting and
students per group). Each home group will returning papers should not interrupt or
have a color assigned to them. Nametags will impede student learning.
be constructed for each student according to
the color of their group. Before students 1 Cor. 14:40
arrive each period the teacher will place the
student’s nametag on the desk they are
assigned to sit. Any papers to be returned to
the student will be inside their nametag. Any
papers to be collected at the end of class will
be placed inside the student’s nametag.
Getting into Small Groups Teacher will use grouping strategies to place (need to do more research on this)
students into groups. Various strategies Middle school/high school students are
include; occupation, rock paper scissors, under an extreme amount of peer
famous couples, vote with your feet, Sister pressure and want to be seen as cool or
Simon cards. Students will rarely, if ever, popular. When students make their own
choose their groups (possibly near the end of groups, someone(s) is always left out.
the school year). Students have enough to worry about in a
day, the last thing they need to worry
about is whether someone sees them
valuable enough to be in their group.
Getting Class Attention Teacher will call out, “can I please have (need to do more research on this)
everyone’s attention.” After that the teacher - important to let students finish
will wait a few seconds before she talks. This their thoughts/task at hand
will allow students to finish their
conversation with their partner, or finish
writing their sentence etc.
Moving to Lab Settings Students will put on their aprons, grab the
recipe, and wash their hands.
Students Coming into Class When students come into class they will sit at (need to do more research on this)
the table/desk arrangement with their home - builds community, respect, and
group. rapport
Dismissal Procedures When the bell rings students are to place any
work to be handed in inside their nametag.
Tardies When a student arrives to class after the bell Magnocellular cells (M cells) detect
has run and class has begun they are to wait motion and pull attention away from
at the door until there is a break in the thinking. This is part of the flight or fight
lecture. (such as a group share, or moving response. When a student walks in late
into the kitchen.) The teacher will hand single everyone naturally turns and looks, this
the student to come inside when it is pulls students away from the task at hand
appropriate to do so. and interrupts their thinking.
Sharpening Pencils/No Pencil See tardies See tardies
Getting Supplies for Class A table in the classroom will be designated
Activties/Labs for supplies. One student from each home
group will be assigned to gather supplies for
their group
Taking Attendance At the beginning of the school year students One way the brain recalls information is
will be divided into home groups (4-5 through categorical chunking. Categorical
students per group). Each home group will chunking “is an effective way of enlarging
have a color assigned to them. Nametags will working memory’s capacity and for
be constructed for each student according to helping the learner make associations
the color of their group. The teacher will have
that establish meaning” (Sousa, 2006, p.
a copy of the color groups and will quickly 111). Color influences the ability to recall
assess who is absent from each group. and remember. By assigning students
home groups a specific color the teacher
will be able to remember students at a
faster rate.
Absent Students All paperwork students need for class will be Genesis 4:9 “Are we our brothers’
placed on student desks by the teacher before keepers? In other words, are we
class starts. When a student is absent responsible to look after the well-being of
members of their home group are our neighbors as we seek to earn our
responsible to place the paperwork inside the daily bread? The Savior’s Golden Rule
absent student’s nametag. When the absent says we are. Satan says we are not.” –
student returns to class the work they missed Dallin H. Oaks
will be inside their nametag.
Paper Headings Name
Class Period
Assignment Title
Late Work Unsure
Emergencies In case of fire or lockdown students will
follow procedure outlined by school
administration. (I will come up with my own
classroom plan when I know the layout of my
classroom)
Class Disruptions (classroom phone Teacher will ALWAYS answer classroom “Doing more than one task at a time,
rings, another teacher needs to talk to phone. If another teacher needs to talk to a especially more than one complex task,
you, etc.) teacher or student the teacher will inquire as takes a toll on productivity” (APA, 2006).
to whether it is an emergency, if it is the
student/teacher may leave. If it is not, the
teacher will ask that the business be
conducted after class.

NO CELLPHONES allowed in the classroom.


Bathroom Breaks Students will strongly be encouraged to use Magnocellular cells (M cells) detect
the bathroom between classes. If a student motion and pull attention away from
needs to use the bathroom during class they thinking.
are instructed to wait until there is a break in
the lecture. (Such as a group share, or moving
into the kitchen.)

Multitasking: Switching costs. (2006, March 20). Retrieved February 02, 2018, from
http://www.apa.org/research/action/multitask.aspx

Oaks, D. H. (1986). "Brother's Keeper". Retrieved February 02, 2018, from https://www.lds.org/general-
conference/1986/10/brothers-keeper?lang=eng

Sousa, D. A. (2006). How the brain learns. Cheltenham, Melbourne.