Hi everyone, I came across this video on youtube that showed how this teacher sets up classroom management on the first day of classes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgk-719mTxM I was curious how others felt about this type of a system. Unfortunately the comments are disabled for the video so I couldn't read others opinions. I know the video is long (films the entire period), but if you watch a few minutes here and there you get a strong feel for what it's like in it's entirety. Even though the class is very well structured/organized and the kids are obviously being quiet and working, I can't help but feel like I'm not too fond of it. There's aspects that I like and are clearly effective, but I personally would not be able to have every minute so 'rigidly' structured. I think it would drive me bonkers to count down every single task and have a 'rule' for every little thing, like how to pack up and stand before leaving. It sort of reminds me of the primary grades where they need to have most of the day highly structured and routine based, but at grade 9, I don't know if I'm crazy about it. I'd love to hear if others think this would be a strategy they would use (or already do).