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Old 07-24-2009, 09:01 AM
 
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:07 AM
 
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Our school is a PBS school which stands for positive behavior support. We have 4 rules as a school that I incorporate into my classroom. They are be responsible, be safe, be respectful and be kind. These 4 rules encompass a lot, but the kids know from grade to grade what is expected of them as every classroom has the same rules.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:12 AM
 
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Mine are very similar to hers.

Be positive.
Be polite.
Be prepared.
Be productive.
Be patient.
Be prompt.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:37 AM
 
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show respect
make good decisions
solve your problems
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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* Sit in a learning position unless you have permission to be up
* Raise your have to speak and wait to be called on
* Be respectful of your classmates and materials
* Listen carefully and follow directions the first time they are given
* Walk in a safe silent straight line
**** I just wanted to add that I do brainstorm a list with the class and write down everything they say and we discuss them. Then I write these down and we talk about how it is a nicer way to say don't run, don't hit and so on that they come up with.****



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Old 07-24-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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We brainstorm a list of rules and they come up with tons of them! I then guide them to narrow down to the following:
  1. I will be kind.
  2. I will be safe.
  3. I will do my best.
We find out that all of the rules they come up with are covered with those three simple rules, so we write them on a large chart and all sign our name to agree to follow those guidelines.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Patiently raise our hands to speak.
Open our eyes and ears to learn.
Let our classmates listen.
In our seats we will stay.
Trying our best each and every day.
Everyone being polite.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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I think this year I'm going to spend the first week discussing goals for the year, and move into creating a rule list as a group that are needed to accomplish those goals. (lots of teacher-directed, but all student created rules)
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:54 PM
 
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I follow the same procedure as ritabook2. Brainstorm rules, guide them to narrow rules down to:

Work
Respect
Belong

Just about everything is covered by these three words. We also write them on a large piece of tagboard, decorate, and sign.

Work=doing what you are supposed to be doing, their job is being a learner, trying new things, sharing knowledge with others
Respect=being kind, doing the right thing, respecting classroom equipment, do unto others...
Belong=behaving in a manner that supports the success of the classroom community
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Old 07-24-2009, 05:50 PM
 
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PYP IB school, so it is an expectation that we write our rules with our students the first day or two. It usually leads back to respect - in all forms, but it's great to see the things they come up with and how it really bonds them together the first few days.
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:57 PM
 
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Don't make rules in a negative way.

Instead of : No running in the classroom
Walk in the classroom
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in the past..
Old 07-24-2009, 06:59 PM
 
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I've had

Be Respectful
Be Responsible
Be Ready to Learn

I have found that most everything fits in those three
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:58 AM
 
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I use the class promise created by Debbie Miller, along with her "I" messages about how to handle conflict. Like the other posters, we brainstorm as a class what will make our class run smoothly, then I "magically" take all of their ideas and write this promise while they are at special. It goes on our bulletin board with their self-portraits and the I message posters.
Scroll down thread to bottom for sample.
http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...ad.php?t=93816
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:53 AM
 
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1. Be Safe
2. Be Respectful
3. Be Responsible
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Old 07-25-2009, 04:54 PM
 
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Last year I had took pictures of my class showing what not to do and then what to do....we pretended to run in the class or not walk in line then showed walking in a line, etc. I made a poster with the rule written under it. They loved it. I was sure to have the student who blurted be the one in the picture that said "We raise our hand".
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Love & Logic
Old 07-25-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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I use the Love and Logic rule: Feel free to do anything that does not cause a problem. We talk extensively the first week about what a "problem" is, including problems for the teacher and problems for other classmates. When someone is disruptive or not doing the right thing, I say, "Uh oh. That's a problem. I'll see you at recess." The first few weeks, I have to see a lot of people at recess, but after that, there are usually only a couple each week (unfortunately, usually the same kiddos!) that I have to consult with.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:28 PM
 
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Do your best to do your job.

Never HURT anyone's body, feelings, friendships, or property by using MEAN words or actions.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:33 AM
 
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Check out "Whole Brain Teaching" by Chris BIffell. He has 5 main rules that cover everything and the students recite them everyday.

1. Follow directions quickly
2. Raise hand for permission to speak
3. Raise hand for permission to leave your seat
4. Make SMART choices
5. Keep your dear teacher HAPPY!

There are hand movements that go along with the rules. They r
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Same as Razzle Dazzle
Old 07-26-2009, 09:39 AM
 
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But they also use ""The rule above all rules"---RESPECT EVERYONE. My poster for that...is above the other posters. I love the actions... and my kids were always reminding each other to KEEP the DEAR TEACHER HAPPY! lol lol
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This reminds me
Old 07-26-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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I once subbed in a room where students were expected to behave "Above the Line." The rules poster had a horizontal line dividing it, and on the top were examples of "above the line" behavior, and on the bottom were unacceptable, "below the line" behaviors. There was also a horizontal line on the edge of the board where students' names were placed either "above the line" or below, depending on how they were behaving. It seemed to work pretty well.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:34 AM
 
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I'm trying these:
Do nothing that keeps you from learning.
Do nothing that keeps your classmates from learning,
Do nothing that keeps me from teaching.
We, of course, will discuss these.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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Be a good listener. Be a good friend.

I have found that it really covers all the bases.
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I have3
Old 07-28-2009, 01:19 PM
 
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I have narrowed my rules down to the following 3 and they always work out well. They are short and easy for students to remember:

1. Be respectful.
2. Be responsible.
3. Be ready to learn.

We discuss each of them in great detail so my students understand what they mean. We also model and role-play correct and incorrect behaviors for each.
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Like simple!
Old 08-07-2009, 07:56 AM
 
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I like the simple 3: Be respectful, Be responsible, Be ready to learn. I think I'll try it! Short and sweet! Wondering about adding Be safe? Or does that fall under being responsible? Any suggestions?
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