Great first step… establishing ground rules

What do you expect from your students?
What are your expectations of yourself?

What are the objectives for the year?
How are you going to hold everyone accountable for their learning?


Establishing ground rules is a great first step!

Think about the 3-5 rules that you want to establish in your classroom.

Set them,  present them and rehearse them daily until they are utilized independently by your students.  Remember any time there is a long weekend or extended break, spend a few days reviewing.

Some great rules in my classroom have been:

  • be respectful
  • listen to the speaker
  • raise your hand if you want to share
  • keep hands to yourself
  • be ready to learn


what will yours be??