Teachers: Have you ever tried a system in which the students create their own rules?

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sueann
Asked at 2012-10-02 14:02:03
My instructor of educational psychology , who was a primary school teacher for over 30 years explained that she used a system that allowed students to create class rules . Have you ever tried a system like this , and if so , how do you go about it . Did you honor students all suggestions , or what type of review of the list by merging similar rules into one?
Answer1Remy WAnswered at 2012-10-02 14:49:23
I did my junior year history class in school it was great , through the teacher's suggestions took what he likes dchanged them a bit to be reasonable and has worked all year, because he said nothing if broken rules that all in all we had to fix I learned more in that class than any history class I've had another
Answer2MercedesAnswered at 2012-10-02 21:07:56
I do not , but I had a colleague who tried it and it was terrible . She changed her philosophy about rules / procedures in the classroom the next day and decided not to try again . Complete chaos. In addition , she had to go straight class whose term had established the rules , etc was very complicated. In the end, she set the rules / procedures that were standard for all classes so that he could remain constant .
Answer3czaczaAnswered at 2012-10-04 04:43:37
Great idea, the kids are running the world as it is now , because parents can not Disipline their children anymore, so what is left is that children who are out of hand , have no manners , respect , and no are continually causing problems . A kick in the rear would be the best idea.
Answer4zetaAnswered at 2012-10-04 18:33:14
This is how I do it every year . I guide the discussion to get students to reach desired rules for the classroom anyway. Usually give very specific rules that we work together as a class to do more general ( a lot of things that can fall under " Respect for All" ) . Students feel empowered because they make the rules , and I can hold it against them when they break the rules ( "You broke the rule you've done! " ) . I'm not brave enough to let them decide the consequences , but I always ask for their input when they have won awards.
Answer5Lucas ParkerAnswered at 2012-10-06 16:56:25
In the beginning of the school year ( if you are teaching K - 5) to ask the children to raise their hands and give feedback on the standards to be applied in the classroom . After putting on the board, the class and then vote on the top five. Then put it on a poster board and laminated , and then post them in the room . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus When you give children the opportunity to decide what the rules are to be in the room , they feel "important " and part of the decision process ( democratic classroom environment ... ) . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus If you are a teacher who maintains discipline , the above really works!
Answer6SheliahAnswered at 2012-10-10 16:49:13
Love2teach has the right idea . MedlinePlus MedlinePlus You can group the rules on the board so that when students suggest a rule that is very similar to the aforementioned you can write together . Then explain to the children that some of these rules are exactly the same idea , such a rule can be "mutual respect " and another child may say " do not talk when others are talking " and " be polite" or perhaps " treat others with kindness . " can sum this up by saying that the rule should read " respect each other " , but that this rule means ... all things mentioned . Thus students have a clear idea of ​​what each means respecting others . There is no confusion when they break the rule. MedlinePlus MedlinePlus You can enter the main rules 5-10 in a card, but you can also write a piece that says 1. Respect each other ... then talk about the other things under it . Children can have that in your notebook. If they forget what it means to respect others can review it . MedlinePlus ;-) MedlinePlus Most teacher will tell you that when children come with their own rules , often are stricter then you may have been , and also do more to follow the rules , because they feel a sense of ownership .
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