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Old 10-13-2011, 07:54 AM
 
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I think that you really do need to post some rules for the class. In the past i have found that if you include the kids in the making of the rules it gives them some ownership, it also gives you a little more control when kids break the rules because they helped make them. I always try to keep the rules few and simple. Never really go more than ten. Also if you could word the rules in a positive way (ex. Rather than no hitting, I say keep hands to ourselves). This way you don't have a list in the room with the words NO and DON'T repeated. Make sure that when you and the kids set up the rules you build in concrete consequences for breaking them as well as having steps set up if the consequences are not followed. The kids may also need some sort of reward for appropriate classroom behavior. This may work to replace the undesired behavior for ones that are more in line with what you want in the classroom. Consistency is key, you need to be consistent in enforcing the behavior you want.


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