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Posted on October 9, 2016 10:51 pm
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Classroom Rules
When trying to make the classroom a fun yet structured environment, what are some key rules to have in place for the students?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 9, 2016 11:00 pm

uHudyt
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It is important to not overwhelm students with rules, but have a few very effective and specific rules such as listen and follow directions, respect your classmates and teachers, keep hands and feet to yourself, etc.
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uSaPeL
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I agree with this task. You don't want so many classroom rules that students start to lose sight of them altogether, but to have just a few key rules.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 12:49 pm

duNuJy
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I agree with this solution.
  Posted on: February 26, 2018 12:41 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 10, 2016 12:10 am

uBuDap
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First, there shouldn't be any interpretation available to your rules. For example: "Be responsible." It is very vague, and can mean different things to different people. A rule such as "Show up to class on time," is simple, direct, and cannot be misconstrued.

When speaking directly about wanting to keep a fun environment, but keep it controlled, consider rules such as "Resect your classmates and teacher." This will (ideally) prevent fun behavior from turning to disruptive behavior.
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uSaPeL
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I takeaway this insight and definitely keep it in mind for my classroom, to not have vague rules left open for interpretation, but clear straightforward rules for students to easily understand.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 12:51 pm

PeQyGa
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I agree with this. If I were in this situation this is what I would do . Having a few clear rules will make students aware of the main points.
  Posted on: October 12, 2016 1:00 pm

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Solution 3
Posted October 10, 2016 2:35 am

uDuTaV
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As was stated before, make sure the rules are not vague. Extremely specific rules. State the precise rule. Then follow that rule up with the specific consequences. The most important part, do not let a broken rule go unpunished. Students should realize there are good and bad consequences. Break a rule, bad consequence. Follow the rules, good consequence.
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Solution 4
Posted October 10, 2016 1:15 am

uVejeg
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It is important to have clear and specific rules in the classroom and go over them with students on the very first day of school. The rules should be reviewed daily for at least the first week with reminders. When students are in line, remind them to walk in a straight line, keep hands and feet to self, be silent, and stay one behind the next. Students need to know the rules in order to know what to follow. Students also must understand the consequences when breaking a rule. Rules can be structured and still be fun by telling students what to do instead of what not to do.
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uWuXyj
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I think having strict rules is key and something I would use in my own classroom. I especially like how you mentioned to use the rules and go over them weekly, so that the students can fully understand and practice them.
  Posted on: October 16, 2016 5:38 am

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Solution 5
Posted October 16, 2016 9:02 pm

ytupyQ
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I think setting boundaries in the beginning is key! Also mutual respect between the student and teacher will also go a long ways.
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Solution 6
Posted February 21, 2017 10:57 pm

Robert Hendler
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Make sure your rules are specific. Rules like "no cheating" and raise your hand and wait to speak are nice basic rules to have. Also have your rules posted in the front and two other locations.
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Solution 7
Posted October 16, 2017 11:16 pm

zuMyJe
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Set up a classroom rewards program through class dojo app as a way to reward students for following the rules.
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Solution 8
Posted October 3, 2018 2:04 am

DuTepy
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The rules I would set for my class would be:
No talking when the teacher is talking.
Stay in your seat unless told otherwise.
Enter the classroom quietly and start warm up work.
Be kind and respectful to everyone and their belongings.
Put your hand up if you want to speak.
Come to class prepared.
Smile!
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