Unformatted text preview: le in establishing (Keith, Puzerewski & Raczynski, 1999;
Murdick & Petch-Hogan, 1996; Rich, 1984).
Keith et al. (1999) provide some interesting discussion starters for
involving students in establishing classroom rules. Even if you decide not to
involve students in setting rules, these sentence starters are also helpful for
identifying key areas of classroom life for which rules would be useful. As you
consider these sentence starters, think about how you might modify them to fit the
classroom environment you want to establish.
• BE PREPARED...I should have... • BE RESPECTFUL...which means... • BE ON TIME...I should... • BE POSITIVE...when I am... • BE POLITE...which means... Classroom Procedures
If we are not careful, we can waste considerable amounts of academic
time on administrative tasks like taking roll or transitioning students from one
activity to another. To prevent this, effective teachers help their students learn
classroom procedures during the first few days of class (Rathvon, 1999;
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