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 TEAMS.

  • Introduction to TEAMS (PowerPoint presentations for students and parent)
  • TEAMS Routine Checklist (Introduce, model and practice procedures for a well-managed classroom.)
  • TEAMS Theme Signs (Connect learning across subject area with these 21st century learning themes.)
  • TEAMS Theme Activities (Activities focused on theme for orientation or homeroom period .)
  • Cooperative Learning Ideas (Plan explicit and intentional activities to prepare students for success in stations.)
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