Let me begin this Teach 2.0 reflection post by saying that the ideas regarding systems and routines in chapter 10 seem like very effective classroom tools. However, I think they only work when you have consistent (if not daily) access to the same set of students, which isn't a reality for an upper school media specialist whose media center operates on flexible scheduling. Even media centers that operate on fixed scheduling usually see the same class only on a weekly basis. In fact, the author makes a point of saying that teachers who used these techniques typically spend the first several weeks of the school year establishing and practicing them with students. That's not possible for support staff who see classes on an inconsistent basis. For these systems and routines to work for a media specialist, they would have to be a part of school-wide culture.
I chose the following objective for this practice:
Students will be able to make a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.