Learn how to use classroom rules

Classroom rules are essential. Without them there would be mayhem and your life would be very stressful. In this video you will see an example of some classroom rules that you can apply.

It's important to come up with a list of classroom rules. Here's a list to get you started:

  • Speak English. No Korean, Chinese, Japanese, etc.
  • Respect. Treat your classmates and teachers with respect.
  • No name calling
  • Come prepared
  • Raise your hand
  • Pay attention
  • No cell phones

You can of course add to this as well. I make the kids raise their hands and ask if they want to speak in their native tongue. This focuses on teaching children. Adults are generally much more responsible and it's not necessary to impose such a rule. You can refer to the summary for more on that.

Alternatively you could come up with a list of rules as a class. In the beginning of the class you could have your students get into groups and share their ideas for appropriate classroom rules.