Sunday, November 11, 2012
Discipline: Setting Boundaries in your Classroom
Disciplining the children in your classroom is vital. Kids need to learn that there are consequences to their actions, so they foster a respect for themselves, their peers, teachers and the classroom. This will help them become responsible adults.
During the first days of school, discuss class rules. Ask your students, "what rules do you think we need in our classroom?". It's important to ask them, rather than just listing rules, to make children really think about what behaviours are acceptable. This also makes them feel involved and increases the sense of community in your classroom.
A final note: don't expect your kids to be perfect. Children will need to be reminded of boundaries from time to time, and that's okay.