Are Your Class Rules Enforceable?

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You see, the exercise was designed to reveal not only weaknesses in your classroom management plan, but also rules you don’t need.

Furthermore, these “rules” get passed around from teacher to teacher and even make their way onto posters you can buy online.

Here are some examples:

  • Do your best.
  • Be ready to learn.
  • Try new things.
  • Have fun.
  • Dream big.
  • Make wise choices.
  • Take responsibility.
  • Be a friend.
  • Share.
  • Have good manners.
  • Help each other.
  • Love to learn.
  • Keep an open mind.
  • Be caring.
  • Work hard.
  • Practice good sportsmanship.

They’re nice, to be sure, and wonderful to advocate. They can even be used as themes for your class or weekly reminders of their importance.

But they’re not rules.

Rules protect your freedom to teach and your students’ right to learn and enjoy school. That’s it. Their job is singularly focused on curbing disruptions.

Whether it’s calling out, side-talking, disrespect, ignoring directions, or otherwise . . . it’s behavior that has a negative impact on listening, learning, and the polite, kind culture of the classroom.

Encouragements like those listed above, on the other hand, do no such thing and are all but impossible to enforce. They’re vague, subjective, and difficult to determine whether they’ve been broken.

To ensure your rules are rightly suited for their intended purpose, follow the rules strictly.

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(This article/text/quote/image are shared in good spirit to strang then school education system.)

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