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The Importance of Norms and Procedures
Transcript of The Importance of Norms and Procedures
Why are Standards, Rules and Procedures Important?
Procedures - Instruction
Procedures - Dress Code and Appearance
Procedures - Transitions
Rules - Non Negotiable Behavior and Discipline
Procedures - Student Work
tell students the
the teacher has for the class, and
how to perform different tasks
in the classroom.
Norms can be composed a
general or specific level
Creating Standards, Rules and Procedures
Procedures - Use of Room and School Areas
Procedures - Before and After School
Classroom Norms: The Importance of Standards, Rules and Procedures
By Daniel Jang, Hyejung Lee, and David Dunnet
In This Presentation:
are classroom norms (standard, rules, procedures)?
are standards, rules and procedures
standards, rules and procedures?
of standards, rules and procedures.
with standards, rules and procedures.
norms about classroom behaviors are called
norms relating to health and safety are called
norms that provide instructions are called
Let's look at Standards, Rules and Procedures
in more detail...
Standards are the
kind of classroom norm.
They tell us
what students should know
be able to do
within the area of behavior management.
apply to all areas.
Rules are a kind of classroom norm that
relate to health and safety issues.
absolute and non-negotiable!
They must be
followed with precision
by both the teachers and the students.
classroom norms. They tell students
how to perform individual tasks
according to need.
everything that students do
in the classroom must have a procedure that is
identified and taught.
expect, appreciate, and respect
a class with order. If your class has no order, you have a
tyranny of the few against the many
- Mcleod, Fisher, Hoover 2003
need to know the expectations
in their classroom. Class procedures and standards give
to the students about what to do at school.
standards and procedure cause the
of large amounts of students'
time and interest
classroom teachers spend
more of their time
first few weeks
of the year
teaching classroom routines and procedures
as opposed to academic content.
The key to developing effective procedures is to make sure you plan them for
in the classroom.
Students shall dress in a manner that ensures the health, welfare, and safety of the students body and enhances a respectful, positive, non-violent, and academic school environment.
Dress code violations
Any head apparel should be removed inside the classroom or auditorium.
Dresses, skirts and shorts shorter than the tip of the middle finger
Tank tops with straps that are narrower that three of your fingers
Halter or strapless tops or dresses
Any for of leggings that are not worn with dresses,shorts, or skirts of the appropriate length
Flip flops during PE class
Any article of clothing or jewelry that displays, depicts, or promotes alcohol, drug or tobacco material, violence or sexual innuendo
(SMIC Private School in Shanghai)
Disruptive behavior in any part of the school
Deliberately disobeys a teacher or staff member
Intentional misuse of cell phones or other electronics
Hitting or kicking with intent or do harm
Cheats or plagiarism
Harassment in verbal, physical, emotional or online forms
Forges or alters an authority;s signature or notes, including parents and teachers
Losing recess privileges
Cleaning or repairing
After school retention
Written or verbal apologies
Exclusion from special events
SMIC Private School Shanghai
Students line up in front of school building
Students are released by class to homerooms
Teachers meet students at HR door
Bus riders are released to bus
K-3 walked to bus
All others kids go out front door to meet guardian
K-3 walked to bus
Students can not be in areas that are not directly supervised by teachers or other staff.
Entering and exiting procedures
Usage of hall pass
Learning at home is an essential part of a good education.
Students will have around 60 minutes of homework every night.
Additionally, students are expected to read at least 30 minutes every night.
Parent contact will occur if a student consistently turns in assignments late, incomplete, or not at all.
Late Work Policy
Students have a responsibility to turn in assignments on time. If a
student neglects this responsibility, the student will face the
following consequences: (these apply to number of times assignments
are late in a given 5 week period)
1 Late Assignment: – teacher discusses issue with student
2 Late Assignments: – teacher contacts parents
3 Late Assignments: – student stays after school to complete assignment
All subsequent late assignments will require student stays after school to complete assignment, and teacher, SA director, and parents must have a meeting.
When it is time to change from one activity or one subject to another
the following transitions can be used.
Put away books and materials needed for previous task.
Do brain break activity provided by teacher
Find materials for next task and get them ready
Follow task specific instructions for set up in next task
Follow seatwork instructions found on board for new task
1. Pursue Excellence as a Student and Community Member
2. Model Responsibility and Integrity
3. Respect Self, Others and Property
4. Create a Positive, Safe, and Drug Free Learning Environment
The School District of Lancaster
Students use various hand signs in class; such as signs for questions, answers, comments, needing something, going to the restroom, ect.
The Key Elements of Classroom Management by Joyce McLeod Jan Fisher Ginny Hoover
The_ Key_ Elements_ of_ Classroom_ Management.pdf
Classroom routines and procedures by Denise Young
The School District of Lancaster
Routines and Procedures for Managaing Your Classroom by K.J. Wagner
Group discussions procedures:
Small group, whole class, shoulder partner
Voice Level scale:
Create a Procedures Manual
Harry Wong on Classroom Management
Teach standards, rules and procedures in the same way that you would any other lesson:
down the procedure into
how to teach the procedure
Standards, Rules and Procedures should be:
Schools may have codes of conduct relating to rules.
Rules and procedures
should be established by the
school or teacher
may be generated by the
students in the class
Teach procedures using
Harry Wong's Three Step Approach
– state, explain and model the procedure
– rehearse and practice the procedure
– reteach, rehearse, practice and reinforce the procedure until it becomes a habit.
It is important to be
with classroom expectations and norms.
positive student behavior because students can look back at the norms poster.
Teacher also has to
positive behavior in order for students to follow through
Getting it right straight away - make sure to teach and reinforce all your procedures at the
beginning of the semester
"The number one problem in the classroom is not discipline; it is the lack of procedures and routines."
- Harry Wong
When we establish standards, rules, and procedures, the most important fact is that staff members should make sure that
every student clearly understands
the expectations at school and why they are important.
Standards, rules and procedures are
to the smooth running of a classroom - by planning ahead, identifying where we need procedures, teaching and reinforcing procedures, we can eliminate most classroom management problems and create a
for students to study in!