New Teachers and classroom rules

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    For all of you new teachers trying to come up with your classroom rules. Keep it short and sweet. :whistle:

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    HAHA!

    Have a great new school year and best of luck!!
     
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    A teacher friend of mine told the story of her son in HS with a new teacher and her 3 page list of rules. He and a friend made it their job to break EVERY SINGLE RULE on that list! LOL She tells that story at new teacher training in our system. I know her son. I will never forget that story! I sent her that cartoon. She got a kick out of it.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    Yes, short and sweet and general is the best rule of thumb. I've always tried to keep the rules between three and five statements. Jim Fay has a good list. It informs the students they will be held accountable and makes clear the teacher has discretion in each situation. You'd think that would be obvious, but a lot of time that fact escapes many people.
     
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    Making our class rules is always one of my first-week activities.
     
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    Those are hilarious.
     
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    :lol: Loved it!

    #8 ("Read your essay aloud. Then put commas wherever you breathe")) blew me away because that is almost exactly what my 9th grade English teacher told us to do when we didn't know where to put a comma in a sentence.

    She said a comma indicates a "natural pause" and to think of your essay as if you are speaking. So whenever you would have a natural pause (breath) put a comma.

    Never made sense to me because some people pause more than others when speaking. :rolleyes:
     
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    Very very stupid people. It reminds me that even "30 year veteran teachers" sometimes suck as people too (and probably as teachers as well).
     
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