This will be my first year teaching...I will be teaching 7th grade Language Arts. My school is putting a big effort on class management and rules. I would like to do this in a positive way, but I don't want to give a long list of rules. These kids have heard it all before and I am sure they will hear it throughout the day so I would like mine to stand out. I would love to do an acronym for something like F.O.C.U.S. or E.F.F.O.R.T or even S.U.C.C.E.S.S I would like to post somewhere "FAILURE-FREE ENVIRONMENT" or "FAILURE FREE CLASS" (something to that effect). Basically, I want a positive environment where the kids feel motivated to succeed and not bog them down with a million rules on what they CAN'T do. I will still tell them the basic "no getting out of your seat, respect others" and those things but my school wants my rules posted so I would like a positive rule list to stay up on a daily basis. Any ideas?