Are you a new teacher and looking for a set of rules to use in your classroom? Are you a seasoned veteran who wants to refine their classroom management skills? Do you have a new set of students with behavior or learning needs and need rules that meet their needs? Look no further!
Research has shown that for rules to be effective, they must be:
• Written as a positive statement
• Stated clearly
• Few in number
For students with disabilities, using rules that follow the same key criteria is important. However, many of our students have a hard time understanding what general terms, like polite, mean. They need qualifiers, so they know specifically what they should do in the classroom. To solve this problem, the rules in this packet are broken into 3 main statements and then broken down into four specific categories for each.
Once you have a set of clear rules, it is important to teach them to your students along with rewards, consequences, and procedures. This doesn’t just take place during the first day of school. It should take a week or two, along with other instruction and should be revisited after breaks. Included are worksheets, homework, and games to help you with re-teaching the rules in different ways.
Included in this 39 page packet are differentiated worksheets, homework, games, a classroom poster and student handout that will help you with classroom management. These rules have been used effectively in cross category, behavioral, and learning disability/intellectual disability classrooms grades 5 - age 22.
These rules also directly connect with the token economy behavior system offered in my store. If you need clear rewards/consequences for your classroom, need to collect behavioral data, or do not know what to do with a student with severe behavior needs, check it out! A bundle with both the full token economy system and this product is available for a discounted price.