Establishing and Maintaining Effective Routines



One Day Professional Development

Get ready for an interactive day of learning! Tap into real situations from your own experiences around establishing and maintaining effective routines. Bring challenges you are facing with individual students or your whole class. You will return to your classroom refreshed and equipped to revisit routines.

  1. How to model and practice acceptable behavior that students will be more apt to adopt 
  2. How to show students that establishing and adopting routines leads to successful teamwork in the classroom
  3. How to use visual reminders and other methods to maintain routines
  4. How to fix a "broken" routine
  5. How to collaborate with students to practice, revise, and uphold routines all year long

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1

Call 612.822.3422 or email School Services, with questions or to schedule for your school.  

Note: The Origins Program reserves the right to cancel workshops and is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.


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What to Expect

Get ready for an interactive day of learning!

 Just like in an advisory meeting, you will sit in a circle. You will talk, share, and problem-solve with other middle-level educators. Tap into real situations from your own experiences. Bring challenges you are facing with individual students or your whole class. The facilitator will lead you through exercises to help you establish and maintain routines in your classroom. 

All Origins workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators.  

Workshop schedule

Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. 

Lunch arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.

Certificate of attendance

You will receive a 7-hour certificate of attendance for participation in the entire workshop.


After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information and the schedule for the workshop.


All our facilitators are experienced practitioners who know the middle school classroom. All have gone through an extensive and rigorous multi-year certification process. This process ensures that they are well practiced in using the Developmental Designs approach and skillful in teaching it to others. Some facilitators work full-time for The Origins Program, doing professional development work year-round; others are middle school classroom, teachers who use the Developmental Designs approach in their own classrooms. All share with you a commitment to fostering the well-being and academic growth of young adolescents.