This set of posters is used in my class each year to instil some of the values I believe are important for all learners and for a well functioning class. Once printed, they become an easy reference point throughout the year.
This pack includes:
• 6 Rs monster posters with text
• 6 Rs monster posters WITHOUT text that you can laminate and re-use with your classes year to year
• An example poster made using the 6Rs that I create with my class at the beginning of each year
I usually begin with Readiness and then move through the others, as the class needs, covering each by the end of the first 2 weeks of school.
We constantly refer back to these posters when we need to check in on our behaviour individually and as a class.
When using these with older students I sometimes ask them to identify the R they think they most need to work on, this becomes one of their personal learning goals.
Rather than using pre-made posters I have also talked about the Rs with students then asked them to create their own posters giving examples of specific behaviours. By rotating the posters through each group you can achieve a wide variety of behaviours related to each R, e.g. I always remember to bring my diary (Readiness), I am not great at math but I keep trying (Resilience), etc.
I hope you find these posters useful and enjoy watching your class think more carefully about the way in which they learn and interact.
NOTE: I picked up this list at a professional learning session early in my career; if it belongs to someone I would be happy to give them credit!