Past practice is a labor term that usually comes up when negotiations or contracts are involved. The term describes any longstanding, frequent practice that is accepted by both management and the union. When past practice is referenced, it usually means, “we have done it this way before, so we need to continue doing it this way.”
The Dreaded TTWWADI Monster! (That’s the way we’ve always done it!)
I would like to share today that past practice is not always best practice.
As you begin a new school year, try replacing these past practices from classrooms with something that will be more effective, efficient, and productive.