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without disrupting their classmates and classroom time. Without classroom procedures, students would not know what it is participating in a structured environment and that could possibly deter capable of being properly functioning citizens in the future.Rules, Consequences, and Reward SystemAs teachers, we must be prepared for any scenario to present itself in the classroom. The potential for misconduct to occur in a classroom that does not have a set of rules, consequences when those rules are broken, and rewards. Rules should be “clearly presented, understood, accepted, disseminated regularly, and enforced fairly and consistently” by the students in order for there to be any form of structure in the classroom (Hansen, 1998). The rules I have chosen as the rules I would like to use in my future classroom are simple, yet effectively divulge the message I want to be heard by my students. My rules are to be respectful, be kind, be helpful, be safe, and be the best you so that everyone has an equal opportunity to learn.The consequences I created are all from the experiences in a classroom I have accumulated throughout my years studying for my career as an educator. I have seen systems such as using posters to monitor each individual student’s classroom behavior. I will track my students’ behaviors with a poster and I will also use Daily Points taken away for misbehavior as another form of documentation. From what I have observed, these posters have pockets where you can slip the behavior cards into the pockets. The green card for my consequences signifies that a student has received a verbal warning for their misconduct and one point was taken away from their Daily Points. When I replace the green card with a yellow card, this is the student's 2nd warning and three participation points from the Daily Points are deducted. The student and teacher then must sit down and discuss the reasons as to why the student continues to act out during recess. This allows the student the opportunity to “voice their feelings and the facts of
what happened” that lead them to not want to follow the classroom rules (McIntosh, 2009). The final warning is the red card. When a student earns a red card, the teacher is required to send home a note explaining the student’s misconduct and loss of half their participation points in class and it will also elucidate further future consequences if the bad behavior continues. The note will require a signature from a parent or guardian of the student.In an elementary level classroom, I feel it is best to motivate students both intrinsically and extrinsically. With the rules I have chosen to use in my future classroom I want to prompt environments full of respect, compassion, and supportiveness, safety, and a desire for success and creating good character traits. Students behavior accordingly deserve to be rewarded. A reward I would like to use in my future classroom would be to acknowledge the students who behaved spectacularly. The Students who earn all of their daily points at the end of the week will be recognized by the class for their good citizenship. Kind words and cheering the students on