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Basic classroom rules

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Last updated 19 September 2014, created 31 May 2011, viewed 46,377

Every class needs to know what the rules of the room are; this short document includes a brief explanation of why students classes need rules, ten simple rules that help everyone succeed, and a behaviour contract section at the bottom. I find this sheet works best when students have every rule expla More…ined to them in detail at the start of term, and then it gets stuck in their book, with signatures for homework.

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from TES Resource Team, 19 September 2014. Member of the TES Panel.
(report comment) 5 out of 5 Recommended

Thank you for sharing the classroom rules resources. It will definitely help in keeping the children checked especially during class tasks.

from summerclass, 15 September 2014
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Very useful - simple rules with emphasis on the benefit to EVERYONE in the class - will definitely be using this combat niggly low-level disruption. Thank you.

from AJPringle, 03 December 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Blah di blah di blah - seriously? Surely departments/ whole school policies should cover much of this.

from JUJUB, 14 October 2013
(report comment) 1 out of 5

To Padders2010: Getting students to write their own rules is possibly the worst idea ever; it makes them think they actually do hold authority, and that their agreement is a necessary condition to the teacher wielding authority. As rule 1 makes very clear, they don't, and it isn't! Furthermore, you end up with a different set of rules for each class, leading directly to inconsistency - and that is the ruination of good order and discipline!

from finlaymcampbell, 08 May 2013
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Thank you so much - will try it with my Tutor Group!

from BSEWolf, 22 May 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Going to adopt this in June - like the idea of the parents signing the sheet - be interesting seeing how many I get back at the school I work in!

from 2rural, 19 May 2012
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Mind-blastingly good

from setecolinas, 24 December 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Simple and easy to read/understand (for ALL parties) and a necessity for everyone to start on the right foot. Thanks!

from slinkywin01, 05 October 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Thank you, excellent guidance.

from brighttatty, 18 September 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Food for thought - thank you

from val ball, 01 September 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Nice. Will definitely be using as a starter to build my classroom rules on for this year!

from samharvey, 28 August 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

Simple set of rules.

from ferndle, 08 August 2011
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Good summary of rules overall.

from Gregormac, 01 July 2011
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Hits all the topics and areas I need - well done

from CliveGreenhalgh, 28 June 2011
(report comment) 5 out of 5

Good list, but it misses the point. If this is simply a teacher-produced list then there will be little buy-in. A more effective method would be for a student-led session with each class where they compile their own behaviour contract and discuss why class rules are needed.

from Padders2010, 14 June 2011
(report comment) 2 out of 5

spot on, good resource, can be easily adapted for a primary classroom as well!

from louise_j, 09 June 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

The best set of classroom rules I have seen. Thanks

from naid, 09 June 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

no one could argue with any of this but then, when the lizard brain takes over....

from stevederbs, 09 June 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5

This only opens in the most recent version of there any chance you could re save as a 97 format? Thanks

from blueowl99, 09 June 2011
(report comment) 3 out of 5

Great concise list easily communicated with students.

from sue5BM, 08 June 2011
(report comment) 4 out of 5
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