What is it?
Productive classrooms consist of clearly defined learning activities that are consistently provided for children throughout the day. The classroom feels like a well-oiled machine where everyone knows what is expected of them and how to go about doing it. Little to no instructional time is lost due to unclear expectations for children, lack of materials, time spent waiting around, or extended managerial tasks, such as checking work or giving directions for a center.
Why is it important?
Highly productive classrooms provide children with a consistent level of learning throughout the day with few lost instructional opportunities.
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