This classroom management method is to discuss what STUDENTS feel a successful classroom "looks like, sounds like, and feels like".
Here’s how it works! Break your kids up into groups (I prefer groups of 4). Pass out the attached worksheet and guide them through questions, allowing discussion time between each question. Then call on students to share what they came up with (make sure they’ve written down their various answers! They’ll need them later).
Your end product will be some class anchor charts with each groups favorite idea that they came up with for how a successful classroom looks, feels, and sounds! I hope you enjoy it, it's my favorite lesson at the beginning of the year.