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Classroom Rules

There are 3 main guidelines on creating effective rules for your classroom:

1) Rules should be in the form of a positive statement. Avoid rules framed as negative statements.

2) Rules need to be stated clearly. Avoid rules that are vague unless you intend to discuss the rule extensively with students.

3) Rules should be few. Three to five is usually advised.

Examples of rules:

  • Respect your classmates in your words and actions.
  • Listen when someone else is talking
  • Class time is for class activities
  • Come to class prepared with all required materials
  • Follow the teacher’s directions



Written by theonlinepd

March 16, 2008 at 8:47 pm

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