A classroom list of rules and/or expectations can become lengthy and tedious; the longer the list, the harder it is for students to commit them to memory. Here are six clear and understandable classroom management rules which are brief (only two words each), specific, and uncomplicated. They encompass the main areas of concern and are more than sufficient to govern general behaviors in any classroom. Because alliteration is used, the rules are easy for all students to remember.
1) Be Prepared
2) Be Prompt
3) Be Polite.
4) Be Persistent
5) Be Positive
6) Be Productive
Each rule is written as a chart which may be copied on cardstock, laminated, and hung in the room.
Also available are the Seven Greatest Irritations of Teachers with Possible Solutions.
Seven Greatest Classroom Irritations for Teachers with Possible Solutions
Another resource that might prove useful is:
Beginning of the School Year Checklist for Teachers