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the beginning of the school year. For example, you will need to decide how you
want to arrange your classroom and what types of introductory activities to use to
learn about your students. In terms of establishing classroom management,
however, probably no decisions are more important than the ones you make
concerning the rules and procedures for your classroom.
Classroom rules help teachers communicate their standards for classroom
behavior, and they may also be thought of as classroom norms or expectations
(Campbell, 1999; Jones & Jones, 2001). Research on classroom management
suggests that effective teachers take time at the beginning of the year to help 4 students understand these expectations and the purpose for having them (Doyle,
1986; Emmer. et al., 1980). This is how Maria Ortega accomplishes this in her
third grade classroom.
• “I play a game with my students that requires them to pass a paper
from one student to the next until every student touches the...
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- Spring '08