Listen carefully while others are talking. Raise your hand before speaking. Treat others with respect. Follow teacher directions quickly and exactly.
What does it mean to be respectful in a classroom?
Classroom expectations have been around since ancient Greece and Rome, when teachers were expected to make sure their students learned to read, write, and do math. In some countries, teachers use a 'clapper' to get the attention of their students when the classroom gets too noisy. The idea of 'raising your hand to speak' in the classroom was first introduced by educator John Dewey in 1916.
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What are some of the expectations you should have for yourself in a classroom environment?
How can you help create a positive learning atmosphere for your classmates?
What do you think is important to remember when it comes to behavior and respect in the classroom?
How can you ensure that you are meeting the expectations of the classroom environment?
Brain break: Draw a zebra playing a ukulele on a tropical beach.
Question: Your teacher has asked you to come up with a plan to help the class understand and follow expectations in the classroom. How would you do that? Clues: • Think about the rules you already have in place. • Discuss with your partner how to make sure everyone follows the rules. • Think of creative ways to remind students to follow the expectations. In pairs: Select and solve one of the tasks: A. Create a visual representation of your plan to present to the class. B. Write a short poem that reminds students of the expectations.
What is the expectation when the teacher is talking?
- Play games
- Talk loudly
- Listen quietly
What should you do when a classmate is speaking?
- Ignore them
- Talk over them
- Interrupt them
- Listen attentively
Work together in pairs: What is one way that you can show respect and be a good classroom citizen?