(will be created by the teacher and students)
Sample Classroom Rules:
1) Listen when others are talking.
2) Follow directions.
3) Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
4) Work quietly and do not disturb others.
5) Show respect for school and personal property.
-Conduct morning meetings so students feel welcomed and begin their day on a positive pace.
-Create rules with students (have them sign an agreement that they understand rules).
- Use positive teacher language: (reinforce, redirect, & remind).
-Give students choices in their learning so they are actively engaged.
Every time a student breaks a rule or does not follow directions, he/she will be given 2 verbal warnings. If the student repeats the behavior, they will have to take a break. I believe in logical consequences such as loss of privilege or having a student fixing something he/she breaks.
- Have rules displayed on a poster.
- Establish classroom routines (what to do when students enter and exit the classroom, finish their work early, student jobs and so on).
Entering the Classroom
Place coats and sweaters in closet, lunchboxes on back shelf, homework in homework file.
Check duty board for your name and perform your duties as needed
Listen for the signal, clean up your area, and walk quietly to the gathering spot.
Finish Work Early
You may work silently read.
End of the Day
Clean up your area, put your chair on your desk, and wait quietly by your desk until you are dismissed.
- Classroom helpers can include: board eraser, lunch count runner, organizers, line leaders, calendar/door holder, bathroom monitors, and paper passers.
- Relaxation techniques: deep breathing, stretching, etc. This will calm students down and relieve any stress or tension.
Systems of Data keeping:
Take a Break Notebook
- Teacher will record date while students record their names and what they did to deserve a break.
- Teacher will record any additional consequences or plans that were put in place (loss of privilege or fixing something they broke).
Obtaining Administrative + Collegial Support:
- Work with teachers and staff during planning periods or staff meetings: exchange ideas, discuss different lesson plans, talk about students, discuss any issues etc.
- Attend training workshops offered by school.
- Have lunch with colleagues.
- Have a sign-up sheet and schedule meetings (e-mail them and give your contact info).
- Hold a school open house. Invite parents to the classroom and introduce curriculum and important information about the class.
- Create weekly newsletters that will inform parents of any important information about classroom learning and events.
- Hold parent-teacher conferences.
- Invite them to volunteer in the classroom.