Chapter 10

For example you will need to decide how you want to

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Unformatted text preview: ready for 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 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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