During the first week of school, we will collaborate as a class to generate a list of our classroom rules.
I will be providing parameters for these rules based on these principles:
- The teacher has the right to teach.
We will discuss what good teachers look/sound like, equitable instruction, and what behaviors might get in the way of a teacher’s right to teach.
- The students have a right to learn.
We will discuss what good students look/sound like, building a growth mindset, and what behaviors might get in the way of a student’s right to learn.
- Everyone in the classroom should feel safe, included, and respected.
The classroom should be exciting and inspirational, as well as a source of safety both emotionally and psychologically.
Getting your child ready to talk about it:
We are going to come together as a classroom community. We each have different talents, as well as different learning needs. I’ve found that a great conversation starter in the classroom is this photo depicting equitable instruction:
After we have discussed our class rules together, I will post them in several places:
-On display in the classroom
-In a Newsletter
-On this blog
Questions and Discussion
With any questions, concerns, or comments regarding classroom rules, please email me at my school email address. I’ll be happy to discuss these with you!