Refreshes the school rules and procedures with students
Reminds students what expectations are
Can apply to all students in class without “blaming” them for doing anything wrong or bad
Takes the “blame” off the teacher or authority figure for having to follow rules and expectations, for example, you have to sit in your seat and cannot stand in it because the rules say we need to be safe
It is something all students are already familiar with, so no new teaching needs to take place, which makes it fast and more easily comprehended
Going over the rules and expectations multiple times reinforces good behavior choices
When should I do it?
When a student or students are not following rules and expectations
On a regular basis as part of classroom management
How do I do it?
Use a calm, neutral, non-threatening tone
As part of a regular routine, weekly, daily, or monthly
As part of regular redirection, for example, “start your assignment and work quietly to respect others who are working”