Responsive Classroom Agreements

The digital classroom is no different. During the first week of online learning sessions, my students quickly recognized some of the problems and rules that would help us learn to work together. As always, building class standards should be a democratic process. It should meet the needs and different contexts of our students. Here are some tips for creating culturally responsive distance learning standards in your digital classroom. All of this makes sense and makes perfect sense when it comes to setting community standards. I have always wanted students to play an active role in defining expectations in the classroom, so that they have a better understanding of the need and are more inclined to uphold standards and rules. Teaching contracts are also regularly mentioned by teachers. In Susanna`s morning meeting, for example, students are asked what agreements they want to focus on and what steps they can take to ensure that these agreements are respected. One student reminded other students that they can achieve their goal of staying quiet in the classroom while walking; another noticed that they can respect the agreement to try harder math problems by listening respectfully during classes.

The fact is that if you have a rule, you have to follow it yourself or the children will ask you, and worse, can lose respect. No food allowed in the classroom and you eat a blueberry scones every morning? I`ve learned from experience. The good thing about teaching 16- and 17-year-olds is that they don`t think often. Being a model of what we expect is sometimes uncomfortable and exhausting, but it comes with work. Responsive Classroom provides teachers with the tools to create truly joyful, safe and inclusive classrooms. More importantly, students have more responsibility and ownership in building a community of kindness, respect and learning.- Principal of Jij de Jesus School After a thoughtful discussion, the group has chosen five agreements for the year: `Be friendly` – Respect – Respect – Work hard and never give up – Be safe – fun No matter how much care we take care of. we know that there will be times a year that will tempt our patience and goodwill. There will be times, perhaps even many times, when it will be difficult to think of a logical consequence when a child breaks a rule, or to find the language of the teacher or the calm voice you want to use. Sharing individual goals for the year creates a useful context for setting class rules.

Ask: "What rules do we need to realize our hopes and dreams?" Together, create a list of interim rules that highlight that the rules are in place to help everyone succeed. Help children conceive their ideas in the positive: for example, you propose to change "Not rude" to "Use a friendly voice". On September 6, 17 students from classes 1 to 5 – one from each class – gathered in the McCarthey campus lounge for the first-ever student assembly. Delegates shared the new class agreements with the group before starting a discussion on agreements that could be applied to the entire school. By working with classroom agreements, it is also more likely that children will abate these agreements during the school year and mention it. "Change would have many benefits," Linda said. "Children could focus on food, the noise would decrease, and no one would run out." After presenting the idea in the spring of an enthusiastic faculty of the sub-school, Jij and Linda began working to bring about change for the fall. When it came time to introduce students to the adaptation of appointments during the second chapel of the year, Jij, Linda and Chuck White, the McCarthey Campus Emotional Advisor, reflected on their approach using a similar style that students had already experienced in the classroom.