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Classroom Respect

respect    Respect is a difficult word to define because it means something different to each person. If you want your students to be respectful, you must model respect. It might not be easy to get students to be respectful in your class. But they will not be respectful if you are not respectful. You can not be a hypocrite.

    Try to say only positive things about people. Stop high school or middle school students from gossiping about other students. Creating a safe classroom environment is difficult when slander is present.

    Try to make all your students feel like they are an integral part of the class. Every student is different, there is no need for you to point this out. If a student wants to share how they are different, that is ok. But you pointing it out is not ok.

    Try to be consistent with your rules. An example would be: if Johnny can't wear his bandana, Sally can't either.

    Try to say please and thank you when making requests. Students might be shocked by this and might think it is a sign of weakness. But you are modeling correct behavior for your classroom.

    Try to get the parents involved in the positive things their child is doing. When parents are invited to come to school, they may speak about and remember all the positives of your class. The more you integrate the parents on positive aspects of your class, the more likely they will support you when things go bad with discipline issues.

    Try to go to every meeting regarding your student, especially IEPs. Responding to parent's phone calls and emails promptly is important but time consuming. Using a website where students and parents can access password protected grades or homework assignments can help time management.

* Disclaimer: Before implementing any ideas from this website, please first consult your principal and make sure they are in compliance with state laws, district and school procedures.

Management Rule #3

  1. Student engagement strategies keep students on task.

  2. Use classroom procedures to create consistency.

  3. apple logo Always show respect to everyone.

  4. Create a safe classroom environment.

  5. Use classroom consequences to correct wrong student behavior.

  6. Use the tone of your voice and body language to communicate information.

  7. Academically challenge every student.

  8. How to easily get your students' attention.

  9. Use a classroom seating chart.

  10. Increase participation by using collaborative learning and group projects.


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