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EDF3251 RVO 1188Phase II Classroom RulesDeveloping Classroom RulesIn the society we live in, it seems there is a rule in place for every action one can fathom.If you should walk into a place of business, be prepared to wait in a line for one reason or another. When driving in a car, there are multitudes of rules to consider that go far beyond the simplicity of green means go, yellow means slow, and red means STOP! Long before our tiny hands have grown large enough to grasp a steering wheel we are taught: There is a proverbial lane in life to follow, and that lane must be followed! Failure to do so will result in consequences. My job as a teacher is to prepare young minds for adult life. Teaching as a profession is far more involved than facilitating learning about math, reading and science. Educators are also sculptors, shaping behavior. Helping students understand what rules are, andwhy we need them. When the school year begins I am cognoscente it is paramount that my students understand what is expected of them. I am also aware the productivity of my students depends heavily upon the class climate I create. My first step for crafting a class climate conducive for optimal student performance, is to use literature as a spring board for learning. I will present mystudents with a story called,“The School with No Rules by Dr. Poppy Moon.” This literary
creation satirizes what school would be like if there were no rules. I feel my students will have a