Episode 87: Classroom Management - Rules

February 2, 2016
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You are going to need rules.

The kids need parameters.
They need to know what is expected of them.

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Here are some thoughts to get you going.

10 Keys to Rules for the Classroom

1. Know the difference between rules and procedures.

2. Rules are needed for creating a good, safe learning environment for all.

3. You cannot discipline kids into changing their behaviors.

4. Keep rules general and short and no more than 5 but try for 3 (Written in a positive manner.)

5. Your number one rule should be about respect.

6. You must explain your rules.

7. Know yourself - Don't ignore behaviors & Don't target one kid.

8. Be consistent - Fair - Just

9. Post so that the rules can be seen and have a copy placed in the students' notebooks.

10. When given the opportunity, practice what you preach. If it is a rule then you need to address the student who chooses not to follow the rule.

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Look at these additional resources:
My previous podcasts about classroom management: 




Length: 26:44
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