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Rules and Teacher Expectations
Students need to know the teachers expectations for the following: (see example of BASIC FOODS CLASS RULES AND GUIDELINES)
Having a record of class activities helps students, parents and the teacher gain a better understanding of the student's accomplishments and progress toward a passing grade.
NOTE TO TEACHER: A class secretary or student aide could help with record keeping.
A LAB SHEET helps both the teacher and students organize and plan labs which will result in a better learning experience. The following information should be filled out on the lab sheet or no credit will be given. It is not the teacher's responsibility to search out ownership of paper work.
Appreciation for the value of Textbooks and their care will help students take better care of this valuable resource. Students will use textbooks for various assignments throughout the course.
When student performance is objectively evaluated, the teacher and the student will be able to determine where learning has not taken place and plan for remediation in that area. The teacher will evaluate students in the following manner:
A disclosure of what is allowed and expected should be given to the students at the beginning of the class. Norm setting is a way of setting up the classroom discipline/rules that gives the students as well as the teacher the opportunity to make the rules and/or the consequences for breaking the rules. The idea behind this type of discipline is that by giving the students a say in the rules/consequences the students will feel a greater need for compliance. There are 7 steps to be followed so both teacher and students are satisfied with the results.
The teacher should make a list of all rules the school requires (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.) and that he/she feels they can't survive in the classroom without. This list should be used as a prop when the actual norm setting takes place with the students. By having this list beforehand, it is easier for the teacher to guide the students in setting up norms that will satisfy needed/desired rules.
Explain to the students what is to take place and that the goal is to make a classroom situation that both students and teacher can live with.
Have the students brainstorm, making a visible list of each rule/idea presented. Limit the time as needed.
After brainstorming is complete, check to make sure the teacher's list is satisfied. If it is not, give probe questions such as the following:
After the norms are determined the teacher should present ideas for the consequences. The students can decide upon the choices given or the teacher can take the students through the norm setting process only for consequences. This will depend upon the teacher and/or school regulations.
Norms and consequences should be posted in the classroom. It is also a good idea to inform the parents of the conclusions (i.e. disclosure document or letter).
Students and teacher brainstorm additional rules for class procedure and behavior--refer to content.
NOTE TO TEACHER: These rules will vary from school to school. Each teacher will need to adjust resources according to school rules and needs.
NOTE TO TEACHER: Bathroom/Drinking Fountain Passes have been printed up on a master so that the teacher can give each student his/her own set of passes. Tell students that that is all the passes they can have for the term and/or semester (teacher choice). When they are gone there will be no more passes issued except on an emergency basis.
NOTE TO TEACHER: Explain to students that no pre-test is ever graded since the purpose for the test is to allow the teacher to assess student background knowledge.