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Rules, Consequences, and Procedures

Rules, Consequences, and Procedures
Classroom rules, consequences, and procedures are developed to create positive learning environments, order, and structure for the students (Levin and Nolan, p. 135).  These three things important for the success of a classroom because they give the students guidelines and portray what is expected of them.  If students know that they are not supposed to talk while the teacher is talking, they know they are going to get in trouble for disobeying the teacher.  This also helps the student to understand if they do not do their homework the night before there will be consequences.  These are very important because they allow students to feel comfortable and they have motivation because they know what is expected from them (Levin and Nolan, p. 135).  In my classroom I am going to have students enter the classroom and write their essential question in their journal.  This will allow students to know what the procedure is to start the day.  If I established strong rules, consequences, and procedures in my classroom students will understand what is expected and my classroom will run smoothly (Levin and Nolan, p. 135).  Rules will hold the students attention and make sure that they do work, stay on task, and maintain the certain qualities needed for succeeding in the classroom.  My consequences will give students extra practice and will not be a waste of time for the students.  It is important to not have consequences that are just going to waste students time. I do not want students to miss out on time they could be using to succeed academically.  Establishing strong rules, consequences, and procedures will help me maintain an effective learning environment along with a positive environment to teach students life lessons along with the tools to succeed academically. 
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