Teachers, are you hoping build student social responsibility and encourage good behavior? Creating a classroom contract using children's ideas about what a great classroom should be is the perfect alternative to traditional classroom rules. The anchor cha
I really like this flexible seating student contract idea. The independance given to the students with this arrangement can be good for them, and this contract is a way to help them establish a mutual respect between teacher and student.
I LOVE this! First Day of School activity - Students' Job & Teacher's Job--I do this similar activity each year except I do 4 squares. Teacher job is/teacher job is not, student job is/student job is not
Desk set-up: none of the desks are side by side, allowing each student have their own personal space but still work collaboratively when appropriate. When desks are side by side, or students share table space, it is much easier for issues to arise.