Submitted: January 22, 2005
off your first day by establishing the responsibilities of all members
of your class by asking the students to discuss what the best classroom
in the world looks like, sounds like and feels like. Complete a
Y-chart as a class and then come up with a list of 10 positive responsibilities
from this list. e.g. We put up our hands to contribute an idea to
the class. We show care and respect for everyone, etc.
the list is completed, organize the students into pairs to illustrate
a responsibility on A3 paper. The pairs discuss what it might look
like and then draw using black pen only. Other children who choose
not to draw could be given the responsibility of typing the sentences
on a computer to match the pictures.
Once the pictures
and word processing are completed, match them together with the
class and put them on the wall to be displayed throughout the year.
This is a great tool for managing discipline and also to inform
parents of expected standards of behaviour.
can also have the students illustrate and display the steps of consequence.
These are generally: Step 1 - Warning, Step 2 - Think time, Step
3 - Meeting with parents/guardians.