Independence Rules are ways for students of any grade level (I use it in elementary) to be able to notify you that they need to attend to these 3 situations. Students need only raise a hand in the air with a 1, 2, or 3 in order to let you know what they need. A simple nod or shake of the head will silently communicate with the students that you recognize their needs.
These rules provide an opportunity for students to exert their independence and positive choices as opposed to feeling that they need to ask permission to do anything.
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