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students (Bauer & Shea, 1999; Jones & Jones, 2001; McQueen, 1992). • Rules should be flexible. As students change during the year, you
should revisit and modify rules as necessary (Miller, 2001a;
Nakamura, 2000). • Discuss the rules with students. Help them understand the rationale for
the rules and why rules are important. If necessary, teach the students
what they need to know to follow the rules. For less experienced
students consider providing practice with following the rules
(Cangelosi, 2000; Jones & Jones, 2001; McQueen, 1992; Savage,
1999). • Enforce the rules consistently from the very beginning. This
communicates to students that you intend to follow the rules
(Campbell, 1999). Also, rules are more likely to influence students’
behaviors if they are connected with consequences for breaking or
following the rules (Bicard, 2000) • Consider involving your students in setting up the classroom rules.
Although this may take additional time, especially with younger
students, students may be more likely to accept and follow rules that 6 they had a ro...
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