Tired of repeating yourself over, and over and over again in your classroom? Frustrated with student demeanor? Wishing you could get a better handle on classroom management? Every seasoned school teacher and administrator know that setting classroom/campus standards is imperative to achieve order in your classroom and on campus. Unfortunately, our middle school and high school students rarely listen to the principal’s orientation on the student handbook and most principal’s do not include classroom rules and procedures in their campus orientation.
Many times students will not purposely try to break classroom rules or defy expectations and procedures; however, they cannot practice what they are not conscience of and using common sense is a far stretch for some of our tweens and teens. This customizable classroom rules, expectations and procedures package will certainly help. Note: Click on the “preview” button to see a .pdf of the full PowerPoint presentation.
This package includes a customizable wide format PowerPoint Presentation, student handout and student test including a teacher’s version and modified version for IEP students. Just simply edit the area’s that pertain to your classroom or campus. I make the test as simple as possible, then we peer-grade and if a student gets a question wrong, I simply have them initial next to the question they got wrong to signify they understand the correct answer and they receive their points back. Their test is filed, so if they do break a rule or procedure, I can simply pull their test out and remind them that they were aware of the consequences and disciplinary action.
In our career and technical school, our grade book is broken down into three categories: Employability, Technical, and Academics. The Employability grade is weighted at 40%, the Academic grade is weighted at 30%, and the Technical grade is also weighted at 30%. The Employability grade is extremely helpful with classroom management, teaching students soft skills, as well as holding students accountable for their demeanor. More and more public school districts are incorporating a “daily grade” into their academics that help students prepare for college and “real-word” soft skills. If you are thinking about doing this in your classroom, you can find more “daily grade” correspondence here in my store:
Professionalism and The Daily Grade
This Zip File Includes:
Rules_Procedure_Presentation.pptx (123 slides - Wide Screen Format)
Rules_Print.docx (27 pages)
RulesTest_Teachers.docx (13 pages)
RulesTest_Students.docx (13 pages)
RulesTest_Modified.docx (13 pages)
Graphics File Folder (Includes several template background slides to customize your presentation.)
*I have also included the Campus and Classroom logo as .png files if you want to use a standard theme for your presentation.
* Please note that anywhere you see **** in the above files, I have taken out my class and/or school name and the asterisks should be replaced with your class and/or school name.
Customizing your PowerPoint Presentation:
1. Open Microsoft PowerPoint (v. 2008 or later)
2. Click on “Layout” under the Home Tab
3. Choose your background template
Additional Activities You Can Do with this Presentation and Student Handout:
1. Add a place on the back of your student handout for parents/guardians to sign so they are aware of your classroom rules, expectations, and/or procedures.
2. After you have given the presentation, have students pair into groups and discuss what they feel the top 5 “most important” classroom rules, expectations, and/or procedures are – then have each group record them on the classroom board – end with a classroom discussion or have your students write about it in a journal. (Collins Writing System – Level 1.)
3. Have your students create classroom posters that showcase your classroom rules and procedures. (Danielson Model)
4. Instead of giving your students the handout, have them take notes on the presentation or turn the student handout into a notes companion.
Feel free to message me with comments and/or questions!