Setting Classroom ExpectationsI can tell you from experience that your year will be less stressful if students know what your expectations are from day one. One of the obvious expectations you might have is how your students should enter/leave the classroom.
Remember that your classroom expectations are what you want to happen in the room. So they should be written in a positive tone and not filled with lots of "do nots." Think about what a learning environment looks like on the best possible day and write the expectations to help everyone achieve that.
After you have come up with your expectations, then involve your students. Ask them to brainstorm ideas for their own classroom expectations. This will allow your students to take ownership over their environment and will show them you value their thoughts. Just like you, I’m sure your students have expectations as well. Together you and your students can collaborate on all classroom expectations. It’s possible that your students will come up with the same expectations you did. Once all classroom expectations are in place, make sure you hold your students accountable to them.
Creating Classroom Expectation Posters in Google Slides
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the How-To Guide.
Once your posters are created, you have the option of printing them, sharing them with parents or via Google Classroom, or embedding them on your Google Site.
If you want to see some sample PDF versions of posters I created, click on the links below:
- Be Kind and Respectful to Others – PDF link
- Listen While Others Are Speaking – PDF link
- Raise Your Hand to Speak – PDF link
Another idea is to create a pledge that your students will sign acknowledging that they will follow all classroom expectations. Check out the pledge I created below in Google Drawings.