Class Rules

I spent some time in my room today. It's my favorite time of the school year, when I get to think about who my new students will be, and rework my syllabus, and try to ...

Okay, I just like it because I get to buy new bulletin board borders and pick new posters and stuff. Whatever.

One of the most difficult things to do is come up with classroom rules. I modify them every year to reflect my growth as a teacher and the change in student attitudes. Let me run a few of my ideas by you, the unbiased reader.

What do you think:

Too vague?

How about this:

I'm trying to reach them on their level.

Some days, I definitely feel like this:

But it really only applies to .0001% of my students.

I think this is perfect:

As usual, simple is best.


cupcake said...

I'm torn between #1 and #4. They each succinctly express my hopes and dreams for my precious students.

annkas said...

I dragged my 18 year old daughter into the local teacher store because I had a 40% off coupon burning a hole in my pocket. When I apologized to her for spending so much time looking through the store she said, "That's okay. I know this stuff is like porn for teachers." I vote for #1 too. Well written rules are brief and stated in language students can understand.

Angela said...

Hah! Hilarious and clever. Thanks for the laugh. (And I vote for 'Speidi').


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