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Kemar A. ColeEDF3251Learning Environmental Plan – Phase IIClassroom rules are imperative because they promote classroom safety. If students are provided a set of rules to live by in the classroom along with procedures to follow, expectations are clear and precise. It is also of vital importance for parents to believe in and support the classroom rules. Students should understand that there are consequences to following and breaking the rules and the parent should enforce classroom rules at home by stressing the importance of them to the child. An effective classroom management system exhibits self-control, rewards good behavior, disapproves bad behaviors and handles incidents appropriately. It is detrimental and negligent for a classroom to not have a set of classroom rules and procedures in place. Procedures for developing classroom rules The rule creating process in my classroom will be done collaboratively with my students. I believe that students being involved in the rule making process will give the children a sense of responsibility in enforcing and following the rules amongst their classmates. During the first day of school, I will speak to my students about what I believe a classroom should look like. Have them understand my clear expectations. Raising your hand and waiting to be called is more appropriate than calling out loud. Free flowing bathroom use is ok if the teacher isn’t speaking tothe class. Etc. This way my students can have an idea of what I am looking for. Next, I will give my students a sheet of paper and each will have a chance to create a rule and drop it in the box. According to Catherine Rampell of the New York Times (2009, September 11th) an average classroom in America has 23 students. 23 students, 23 possible rules. After the students have created their rules, I will read them aloud out of the box, and we will vote on 6 of them to become our official classroom rules. My Hispanic children are encouraged to write their rules in
Kemar A. ColeEDF3251Learning Environmental Plan – Phase IItheir native language and one of my bilingual students are helping me translate the ones that are written in Spanish. When the voting process has finished, I will use google translate to write the

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