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[ Thread ][ Subject ][ Author ][ Date ]Darlene Rozzi
Tue, 17 Aug 1999 11:27:43 -500
I agree Reatha... rules are made for management and not
the actual creativity involved. The idea of putting up other artistic
rules is agreat idea however but maybe you should try to put them in
th eform of slogan posters. I have developed a set of rules which I
call guidelines. I call them this because it is important
for all areas not just within the walls of my classroom. I also
write them in the form of a contract and have them signed by the
students and their guardians. A great place to get tips on classroom
management is from the book "The First Days of School" by Harry Wong.
Also the idea of students making up the class rules is good if you
have a small amount of traffic. The exploratory schedule and the
elementary schedule does not always lend itself to this. I think the
idea of using one set for everyone is a better way to go.
Here is an example of my gudielines and contract:
1. Be Trustworthy.
2. Be Truthful.
3. Be a Listener.
4. Be Respectful.
5. Be Your Best.
1. Daily Praise.
2. Good Notes.
3. Positive Phone Calls.
4. Art Awards.
5. Class Prizes.
1. 1st Offense - Warning.
2. 2nd Offense - Detention.
3. 3rd Offense - Detention + Phone Call Home. (Administration
Notified.) 4. 4th Offense - Referral. ** Severe Disruptions will
result in immediate referral.
(Class charts will be kept at the teachers desk.)
I have read the art room guidelines and will follow them.
Please sign this contract and return it to me within five days.