If you came to this contribution, I can assume that it is due to curiosity or the need to develop expectations in the classroom. You may be wondering how to start teaching social responsibility. You may be wondering where to start and what steps to take. You have weekly class meetings. During our class meetings, children are encouraged to openly share feelings, gratitude, and compliments. and solve problems. As you develop a classroom contract with your students, let them know that they are important members of the class community and that their ideas are important. This contract is a symbol of teamwork, cooperation and respect. It lets children know and reminds them of the role they have as individuals. It`s a powerful thing! Expectations in the classroom help students develop social responsibility. When you speak, encourage them to reflect on how they feel on a good day and when good things happen. It is a good practice for children to identify different emotions. When stickers are added, we see some ideas from each section.
Once all the stickers are added, count and write down the number of stickers next to each “big” idea. These “big” ideas become the main ingredients of the class contract. If children think these ideas are the most important, they will be more likely to persevere and work hard. We move on to how a “great” classroom sounds (what they hear in terms of noise and what people say). Children assiduously share their ideas and I add them to this section. Hi, Cindi. It`s because of you and what your beliefs have to do with behavioral management. I prefer to use positive strategies rather than punitive ones. I would discuss with them, check the expectations and establish together an improvement plan. We also have weekly class meetings to check expectations and what works and what doesn`t.
These types of meetings help tremendously….