When you’re a teacher, it’s important that you establish rules for your class. Having rules in your classroom are important for all ages of children. Establishing rules lets students know exactly what you expect from them such as what you want them to do and what the consequences are for failing to follow those rules.
Establishing rules in your classroom help not only students but you as a teacher, to develop a well organized and systematic classroom.
How to Create Classroom Rules
- Start rules with an action word.
- Create rules that say what to do rather than what not to do.
- Create rules that work best for you.
- Create rules that are simple for you.
Top 15 Classroom RulesTop 15 Classroom Rules
- Be prepared for class each day.
- Be on time for class.
- Follow the teacher’s directions the first time they are given.
- No food or drinks in the classroom.
- Be polite to the teacher and your classmates.
- Keep your hands to yourself.
- Help keep the classroom tidy.
- Have a good attitude.
- Complete homework and assignments on time.
- Respect other student’s personal belongings.
- Swearing is unacceptable.
- Always use your inside voice. (No yelling)
- Raise your hand if you would like to speak.
- Wait for others to finish speaking before you speak. (Don’t interrupt)
- Treat others the way you want to be treated.