Orientation Ideas

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The development of procedures and routines during the 10 Day Orientation takes precedence over subject content during the start of school.


Essential Component #2:  Students participate in a structured orientation to learn self-management techniques.

Find the following resources online in the Teacher Tools and Teacher Resource sections of the ISI website at www.ieponline.com for CHILD.

  • CHILD Orientation Guides (step-by-step help through the first 10 days of school)
  • Introduction to CHILD (PowerPoint presentations for students and parent)
  • CHILD Instructional Period Pacing Guide (how to manage your instructional period effectively)
  • CHILD Routine Checklist (Introduce, model and practice procedures for a well-managed classroom.)
  • Passport Signs (Keep students on track with Passport weekly and daily signs for your classroom.)
  • Cooperative Learning Ideas (Plan explicit and intentional activities to prepare students for success in stations.)
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