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Posted on February 23, 2013 11:59 pm
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Yasar Bodur
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What kind of rules would you have in your classroom and how would you establish them?
If you are asked this question in a job interview for a teaching position: What are some things you should avoid when responding to this question? What might be some important points to stress that would get the interviewer’s attention? How would you respond to this question?
 
     
     
 
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Solution 1
Posted April 18, 2013 7:28 pm

Elizabeth Powers
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I would have no more than 5 rules posted around my classroom. Each rule will have a procedure. An example of a rule would be: no calling out. Calling out is major issue in my classroom especially when it's disrupting other students learning. If a student was calling out, at first there would be a warning. If the calling out continued after the warning then there will be a continuous of procedures that the students will have to go through.

The first day of class is when the teacher should review all the rules around the classroom that will apply all year. Following the rules would be the procedures. This is letting each student know what is expected of them and the consequences of not following directions.
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Solution 2
Posted April 18, 2013 7:29 pm

Jon Knox
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I would have no more than five rules in my classroom. They would be specific and cover the most important issues that would come up in the classroom. For example, only talk after being called upon. I would mention that I would want to get the students' input when creating rules. I want to discuss the rules with the students and let them know that they have contributed to the process, so that they have some kind of ownership of the classroom rules.
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Solution 3
Posted April 18, 2013 7:31 pm

uteHaM
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A question like this is a perfect opportunity to show your employer what you have learned through your internship opportunities, since your first classroom rules and procedures should be based on problems you encountered through these internships. For instance, a good response might be...
Through interning I encountered many common problems in the classroom that I plan to avoid by creating rules such as "raising hands and waiting to be acknowledged before speaking" and "not sharpening pencils while the teacher is lecturing" etc. because I already have so much experience in the classroom I already know what issues to expect from my classroom and how to deal with these issues.
Questions like these are a good selling point on the education you have received and are a perfect time to showcase how prepared you are to begin your career as a teacher.
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ypuqum
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I agree with this solution. Mentioning your internship during your interview reminds the everybody that you are new but do have some experience and direction on what is expected of you.
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Solution 4
Posted March 15, 2015 8:08 pm

eRaTaW
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Simplistic and far reaching rules are best practice. I have 3 rules for my classroom: be on time, be responsible, and be respectful. Punctuality is one of the keys to success. Additionally, students to be responsible by bringing all materials needed to class on time and completing required assignments. Behavioral expectation is that students are respectful in their communication and interaction with all people in the room.
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Solution 5
Posted February 24, 2017 3:39 am

ZaBuBy
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Walk, do not run,
Treat others the way you would like to be treated,
Come to school prepared,
Have your listening ears on when Miss (teacher) is speaking.
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