This model is centred around principles of rights, rules, respect responsibilities, and relationships. Rogers emphasises the need for teachers to establish a set of student led classroom rights, rules and responsibilities during the establishment period of the year (Killian, Ogden, Shipston, & Facas, 2017). These rights, responsibilities and rules entail the behaviours that are expected in the classroom and protect the student’s rights to; feel safe, be treated with respect and to learn. The rules are to be developed reasonably and provide freedom in the sense students are free to move around the boundaries. As the rules are decided and agreed upon by the students, this develops a sense of understanding and accountability for their own behaviour and learning (Edwards, & Watts, 2008). In order to ensure students are respectful to the rights of students, the teacher must also treat students with respect. The teacher must consider the dignity of the students and their rights in the classroom ensuring they avoid any behaviours they
Review: Throuout the quarter, I have learned that because children learn differently it’s important for us as teachers to make sure that the classroom rules are clear for all children. If there is confusion it’s important for us teachers to explain them so that the children are not confused. Because if the classroom rules are unclear or not communicated enoght to the children they will negect the rules and do what they want. In addition, if the children don’t get discipline at home or don’t have clear established rules at home those children will have a harder time adjusting to having to follow directions more than a child who has a regualr sechedule and clear rules in and outside the home. Finally, rules are pro-active tools because, with
In my opinion, it is important to have students help create the rules as a class at the beginning of the year, to provide them with the leadership and have a clear understanding of what is expected of them. The class will create 2-5 non-negotiable rules to follow in the classroom that is observable and measurable to govern the classroom. The rules will help create and maintain a positive learning environment. All rules will be written and posted throughout the classroom. The rules will be taught, practiced, and reinforced throughout the
The learners would have no choice but to adhere to the rules as they would be bound by their own principles. This method does fail to acknowledge the teachers experience in understanding the dynamics of groups and how the teacher could provide a valuable contribution to ground rules which consider the needs of individual learners. This method may also inhibit the teacher from delivering an effective lesson as consideration may not have been applied as to whether the rules are suitable for the teaching environment. For instance taking into account the actual content of the lesson to be delivered and forgetting to include the health and safety of the learners.
She told me about her classroom rules which are mutual respect, attentive listening and appreciations no put downs. She spent the first three weeks of school going over these three rules and afterwards she had each student write their name on colored paper which is their contract, their signature on that paper means they will follow those rules throughout the year. She has another rule in her classroom called “Kelso’s Choices”. Kelso’s Choices are nine different choices they can make on how to solve their problems in class. When the students come to an issue they have to choose two of the choices on the poster before going to the teacher. Some of the choices on there include, walking away, talking it out, apologizing, telling them to stop, etc. I really liked the idea of Kelso’s Choices because it teaches them problem solving as well as social skills. Instead of being unfair or going to the teacher they have the opportunity to solve the issues and be fair towards each other.
The author mentions in each rule a game-changer. It is the ways that can students change their bad habits. It is also the reasons why students should follow the rules in the book. The game-changer for rule number one are two. First of all, there is no substitute for your own lectures notes. Even if students are not good note takers, they should attend the class. Each student attends with his own background information and his own organization style, so he will suffer a lot when he tries to use his friends’ lectures notes. Secondly, each class period is a learning session. Students understand the lecture more if they attend the class even if they are not good at note taking. Also, they will get higher grade because they didn’t miss these learning sessions. If a student missed a whole week of class, that mean he missed three hours of learning sessions. That will affect his grade and his understanding of the course. The author adds that you can only miss classes for three reasons. First, if the student suffers from a disease that could kill him. Second, if the student have to donate a vital organ, e.g. kidney to save another person. Third, if the student wife is giving a birth because wives need their husbands at this time. These are the only excuses to skip classes.
Mrs. Park’s classroom is an environment in which respect is mandatory. To promote this attitude, Mrs. Park has student-created posters on the classroom walls. The posters include sayings such as, “Kindness Matters”, “Don’t be rude to your peers, even if they are being rude”, “Rise Above”, and “Don’t feed into the bad”. By taking the time out of her content instruction, the students are able to see that Mrs. Park cares about them as individuals. She promotes a safe and respectful environment through her students’ input as seen on the posters. She also takes the students’ input for establishing classroom rules. At the beginning of the year, Mrs. Park enforces three rules that she created herself and then the students are to talk amongst
With regards to classroom rules, teachers have a duty to protect students’ constitutional rights and ensure that they are designing rules and procedures that do not restrict or deny students these rights. As agents of the state, teachers have a duty to follow all federal, state, and local laws while exercising their duties as educators. However, teachers can design classroom rules that ensure that there is no disruption of school operations, or interference with the rights of other students, and safeguards against behavior that is in a lewd fashion
Every setting should have established rules and boundaries for children’s and young people’s behavior. It is important when in a school setting that all staff consistently and fairly apply rules and boundaries for children and refer to the policies and procedures that are put into place. It is important that these rules and boundaries are followed from a young age and that the rules should be age appropriate.
The importance of education is seen in the goals of society from the dominance of math and science to launch the space race, to the back-to-basics program in order to improve world education ranking and ensure America as a strong educational nation. As a teacher I hope to enrich the lives of students and educated them to the best of my ability. Furthermore, I hope to set an example for students that is based on respect, truth, honor and fairness. Students come from diverse backgrounds and struggle to reach individual goals. As a teacher, I am obligated to see those challenges and help students set and meet their goals. For students in my classroom, that of an art class, must also deal with expression and individual ideas that will allow students to interpret their surroundings.
In Project Classroom Makeover by Cathy Davidson, the author explains the faults of standardization in the education system; she prefers customization so each student would receive a catered education. However, in standardization, conformity is not only commended but also strictly enforced to
Many of these rules are important for an educator to remember. Some of the major rules are, an educator is responsible for not only teaching their students but for also keeping them safe from things such as a fire, tornado, a gunman, or a person with a behavioral
Our beliefs, time, money, and actions are all being fought over with design as the arsenal. The graphic designer learns how to participate in this fight through education, intuition, creativity, and technical skills. Though helpful, a formal education in design is not what is meant here. The education needed is more about understanding the previously mentioned rules we are working with. Intuition is required in order to know when it is appropriate to adjust or disregard these rules. Creativity is needed because redundancy will not break through the wall into the internal world. Technical skills are essential because poor craft reduces credibility. This idea of the world as an arena is a reoccurring theme in The Cheese Monkeys, and the importance of education, intuition, creativity, and technical skills have been further reinforced to us through the grading process and classroom discussions in Graphic Design