Expectations and Procedures

Expectations and Procedures

Congratulations! At this point, you should be able to list, describe and even model some of the Key Categories of Effective Classroom Management.

Please explore Expectations and Procedures by clicking on the associated button, now.

When students know what the expectations and procedures are within a classroom, family, school, community or another group, it then becomes their choice as to whether or not they will abide by those expectations and procedures.

While we as educators can’t force students to always choose to follow the expectations and procedures of our classroom, we can make the expectations and procedures the best option over the consequences. As humans, we choose what we think is best at the given moment or point in our lives. If we can establish expectations and procedures that are the best option, students are more likely to choose to follow them.

In this portion of the module, we will explore three ways we can establish expectations and procedures. They are class created, instructor created and student and instructor-created.

Each instructor has a different persona. Each classroom dynamic is different because of the student make up. Each situation requires something different.

Earlier in the module, we discussed in detail building rapport with students. While there are multiple options for methods of establishing expectations and procedures, you will build the best rapport with your students if you choose to involve them in the process of creating those expectations and procedures.

You will also learn a great deal about your students when you allow them to engage in that conversation with you. So while all three options will be discussed, challenge yourself to choose an option where students are involved.

Click the Next button to advance to the Class Created method of designing expectations.

Last modified: Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 10:09 AM