Rules are a classroom management necessity. But what if we took it to the next level? Creating rules with your students increases student motivation and ownership while also fostering a sense of community.
And even better? Let’s add a classroom promise that is based on how students want to feel at school, and the actions they commit to making the classroom a happy and safe place to learn.
Lower elementary teachers (grades 1-3) will leave this quick 10 minute training with an understanding of what classroom community is, the distinction between classroom rules and a class promise, and examples of how to co-create both with their students.
Caitie Cupples, M.Ed. is a 2nd grade teacher turned instructional coach passionate about helping lower elementary teachers build a culture of connection in their classrooms. A strong believer in the power of community and SEL, Caitie knows how important it is to prioritize relationships and connection to support academics, behavior, and student well-being.
If you want to continue nurturing your classroom community, be sure to check out my workshop on Peaceful Classroom Conflict Resolution.
PDF Workbook that includes space to take notes and a printable version of classroom discussion guides.