Greetings!! I have just secured an elementary position in a NYC school. Don't know what grade it will be yet (can be from 1-5). I have gotten an enormous amount of ideas and assistance from this site and would love to know your opinion on the following: I read Educating Esme and she stated that her only rule (Golden Rule) in the class was "treat others as you would like to be treated". Have you ever only used this rule in your class? It seems like this rule would apply to all of the other smaller rules (Raise your hand, don't talk while someone else is talking, etc.) But it seems abstract for rules like don't walk up to the teacher. What do you think? What are your rules? Teacher constructed rules vs. student constructed?