Posted by: jockmackenzie | May 7, 2009

Classroom Rules – Idea #1



A widespread belief seems to emphasize individual rights – without much concern for responsibilities. In my own small way, I tried to buck this trend by offering the ideas shown above as my classroom rules.  I introduced the “Rights” page first. Without going through the lengthy (but perphaps worthwhile) exercise of discussing what this year’s classroom rules should be, I simply explained that I felt all students in my classes had rights. Agreement was unanimous. When I added the next page, some concern was obvious on the faces of some but they got the idea. Now I  need to make a copy for the “10 items or less” aisle at the grocery store.

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