10 classroom rules

During the ELT course we had a certain homework assignment where we had to watch two parts of a documentary and had to find 10 classroom rules you want to apply yourself. These were my rules, the only problem I found during the next class is that mine are very short and easy formulated and others’ rules were much bigger and more detailed.

However, I still feel like the short rules are much clearer and so I stuck by it.

These were my rules:

  1. English, Always. Only use Dutch when this is asked of you.
  2. Respect your (fellow) students.
  3. Keep quiet when the teacher teaches.
  4. Raise your hand.
  5. Never give up.
  6. Learn from your mistakes.
  7. Try to find out why you made a mistake, or ask a classmate.
  8. Laugh often.
  9. Keep your electronic devices off, unless it is necessary.
  10. Use manners.

Underneath you will find the documentary mentioned above:


In this classroom we…

In the link below you will find my first poster, it has a few simple and basic classroom rules on it and 3 questions students can use during class.

I was thinking about adding to this, I wanted to add a way for students to be actively involved in creating the classroom rules and questions. And I have come up with an idea, which is, post-it’s. And I can almost here you think: “post-it’s?”. Here is my idea, I wanted the students to come up with at least one rule and one question with their neighbour. The would have to write it down on a post-it and stick it to the wall underneath the poster. During the next lesson you could let the students make a new poster with the other rules or let them pick the best rules and questions and let them make a new poster perhaps with a group and place them on the wall.

Poster: in this classroom we