hands,” to have control over their bodies, and control over their personal property. By following this rule, students will learn mutual respect. Rule #4: Speak politely to all people using your inside voice. This classroom rule is “… intended to regulate individual behavior in an attempt to avoid disruptive behavior” (Burden & Byrd, 2016, p. 242). I selected this rule to teach students that speaking politely to classmates, teachers, administrators, and visitors they meet on campus is appropriate and required. This rule will teach students to use control over the level of their voices to avoid disruptions due to loud voices. The four classroom rules will be displayed on a large bulletin board “…to help students self-monitor their own behavior and to peer-monitor each other” (Burden & Byrd, 2016, p. 242). On the first day of class, I will teach the rules to the students by demonstrating each rule. I will demonstrate how to listen actively, raise my hand, keep my hands and feet to myself, and speak politely with my inside voice. Ackerman (2007) states that teachers should not assume students have prior knowledge of what each rule means, or the teacher expectations. As a class, we will practice each rule together, with reteaching as needed. Rewards and consequences will also be discussed, so students know what to expect whether it is receiving rewards for following the rules, or receiving consequences for breaking the rules. Posting the rules in a prominent location in the classroom will allow me to remind the class of the rules at any time, whether a student breaks a rule, or when the class needs a gentle reminder of the rules before an activity. As teachers, we have the privilege and responsibility to help students see how positive rules can be (McCullough, 2008).
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 4 References Ackerman, B. (2007). P. R. A. I. S. E.: Effectively guiding student behavior . Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design Publications. Burden, P., & Byrd, D. (2016 ). Methods for effective teaching. United States of America: Pearson Education, Inc. McCullough, J. D. (2008). Kingdom living in your classroom. Colorado Springs: Purposeful Design Publications. NIV New International Version (2016) Holy Bible
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