Classroom Rules

Rules are standards by which children are expected to behave in the school environment.

What should rules do?

Rules should:
  • promote learning
  • promote safety
  • encourage respectRights and Rules
  • promote communication
  • protect property

What should rules be?

Rules should be:

  • specific
  • functional
  • fair
  • positive
  • owned by the children
  • few in number

It is important that each class sets its own rules that are particular to it in order to promote ownership.

Rules should be displayed in the classroom.

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Displaying Classroom rules

See the full package on setting classroom rules, routines, rewards and sanctions including behaviour management.

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