Examples of Good Rules

Rules are only rules if you are willing to enforce them!

What's the difference between rules, procedures, and expectations!

We don't have time to go into a full-blown discussion on the differences between these three. The biggest difference between the three: If you are willing to give a negative, punitive (preferably immediate) consequence for a (mis)behavior, then it is a rule. If not, it's either a procedure or an expectation. It really is that simple!

Be in your seat before the tardy bell rings.

Begin working once you enter the classroom.

Raise your hand and get permission before speaking.

Stay out of equipment closets unless you have permission.

Inform teachers of any medical situation and report all injuries immediately.

Be kind, respectful, and courteous in both words and actions.

Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

Bring your supplies to class daily.

Be quiet when others are speaking.

Follow directions the first time they are given.

Keep your personal space organized.

Be quiet when the teacher is talking.