Sue Cowley, Getting the Buggers to Behave
What is this strategy about?
By asking pupils to help you create the bank of rules together, there is a sense of mutual respect and ownership of lessons.
Why are rules important in a classroom?
Classroom rules must be reinforced to keep children safe while teaching them boundaries and discipline. Following these rules will enable the class to run smoothly.
What are the benefits of creating rules as a class?
Creating your classroom rules with students can help to build the community and culture of your class while reinforcing expectations. Allowing students to be part of the process will help them feel valued and give them a clearer understanding of expectations.
Choose this strategy if you want to...
- Get pupils involved and engaged with setting rules and boundaries
- Encourage the class to self-police other pupils who are not complying
- Create a document you can continually refer back to
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