why do we have rules in school
When you want to ask your a question during class, what do you do? Do you simply shout out your question as soon as it enters your mind? Or do you instead raise your hand and wait until the teacher calls your name? If you raise your hand first, it's probably because your teacher has a
that states that's what you're supposed to do when you have a question. Can you imagine what it would be like if everyone could simply talk whenever they wanted during class? What if everyone could simply get up and do whatever they wanted to during class? Do you think much learning would take place? Instead of an orderly, peaceful learning environment, a classroom without rules would be! If you're like many kids, you might feel like there are too many rules. After all, you have rules at home. You have rules at school. You have rules in the sports you play and the you participate in. Why do we have to have so many rules? In fact, why do there have to be any rules at all? As you've probably already guessed from the classroom example described above, rules create out of chaos. Although you might want to be able to do whatever you want to do whenever you want to do it, you probably wouldn't want the same of rules to apply to everyone else. To live and in a, we must have rules we mostly all agree upon. Sometimes these rules are informal rules, like the ones we have at home and in the classroom. Breaking these rules may have consequences, such as a time out or detention, but breaking them usually doesn't mean you're going to jail. Sometimes important rules are and applied to everyone in a particular community. These rules are known as laws and breaking them can have more serious consequences, such as going to jail or paying a.
When you learn to drive, you'll realize how many rules apply to the act of operating a. You can't go as as you want any time you want. You can't just anywhere you want to. You can't drive on whatever side of the road you want to drive on. The rules for driving share a with many of the rules you must follow in all aspects of life on a daily basis: keeping you. If you made a list of the rules you follow each day, you'd quickly realize how many of them exist to keep you and make your life more enjoyable as a result. Just imagine what life would be like without any rules. What if anyone was allowed to take anything they wanted, including your stuff? What if people were allowed to drive their cars on sidewalks, where you ride your bike? If there are no rules to follow, things could get and dangerous. If you really feel like a particular rule is, be and learn more about the rule. Who created the rule? Why is it a rule? If it seems like there's no sufficient justification for the rule, don't ignore or break the rule. Instead, determine what you can do to try to change the rule. Working within the rules to change the rules is something legislators do every day all over the world. School Rules we all remember them and all schools have them but just what is the purpose of them and how effective are they at Primary School level? They are there to see as you walk into any Primary School in the country in bright fun colours with perhaps cartoon figures alongside the writing. They are there alongside the welcome stuff that decorates school entrances and are designed to give a bright and colourful first impression to the visitor.
You will also find that copies of the school rules feature in every classroom in a prominent position easily seen by the children so far so good. However if we look at the general pattern of school rules as shown across the school it becomes apparent that they are generally saying the same thing. They may be presented differently but generally very broad based, open ended and to be honest vague. Now that s not to say this is a criticism no not at all. It is impossible to create a set of school rules that anything other than broad based, open ended and vague. So what is their purpose? To give a foundation from which class teachers can base their own set of aspirations. is that the right word? Ok well lets just replace it with rules It is to give visitors an immediate warm snapshot of how caring a school we are! So lets take this a step further and apply these rules to the classroom hmmm we can t. why? They are subjective. what levels of responsibility or gentleness do we judge? So do we now have to write our own Classroom Rules? Here s a class that have obviously spent some time discussing class rules and have come up with this list and contract for the pupils. nice idea for the beginning of the year and helps to bond the class more. It also gives you something to refer to at any point should it be necessary. The fact that the contract has been drawn up by the children s ideas also is a great motivator I like that! You can see how the Class rules have now expanded on the broad based school rules and given some more meaning and a practical our class based relevance.
However once again they can only be an overreach summary so what happens from here? The quick and easy answer is nothing well not actually nothing but read on and I will give some more meaning to what I have said. We have spoken about the broad based warm and fuzzy School Rules and looked at how these can be given a little more relevance in class interpretation. But even these, by nature, have to be broad in order to cover day to day classroom organisation. But we need to have another layer that operates on a day to day basis and situation by situation. This set of rules are the ones set by you in your classroom organisation (hey there s that word again! ) This set of rules expand the class rules summary into a working environment and apply ALL the time in every situation. They do not have to be written but they do have to be used at all times and consistently. These rules are the foundation of what happens in your classroom managementPand are the ones that the children get to know and learn and they apply to everything. If, for some academic exercise we looked at all the rules you apply daily in your class and then listed themP we would find that we arePable to group them into the broad class classroomPrules you have set or even higher into the School rules that appear in the school entrance. So in answer to the question in the title Do we need School rules for Primary children? we can unequivocally say yes we do but as teachers we create the operational reflection of those school rules both in our classrooms and in theP personal example we set.
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