Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the Classroom

 “The way we set up our classroom gives our students a clear message about the culture of the classroom, the kind of work they will do and the expectations we have for them.” (Sibberson and Szymusiak, 2003).

SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) help students to take ownership of their learning and build procedural efficiency. They contain information to reiterate expectations and clear up confusion. They also ensure a teacher’s instructional time is not wasted going over classroom procedures again and again. They can be formatted in a list or flowchart.

Here are a few examples of SOPs drafts created by teachers in Charleston County at a RISC training: