TT003 How to set your rules and seating plan in September (Your Golden Rules)

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What classroom rules are the most important? Colin and Michelle debate the effectiveness of different ways to set up your seating plan and classroom rules at the start of the year – including the specific rules you should be setting on the very first day.

Show Notes:

  • Segment: Tactic Time [0:45]
  • The two reasons why you should create a seating plan on the first day [1:04]
  • Should you make the seating plan, or should your students? [1:48]
  • Advantages and disadvantages of different ways to set the seating plan [2:35]
  • How to create a win-win situation with seating plans, and still maintain control [4:22]
  • How to move students who chat too much with friends – without them getting upset [5:13]
  • Should you set your own rules, or co-create them with students? [5:58]
  • The specific rules you should set on the first day [7:23]
  • The most important part about setting rules [9:42]
  • Summary of your action plan for first-day rules [10:24]
  • Segment: Potent Quotables [10:44]
  • Like what you’ve heard? Review us on iTunes, take our 2-minute survey, or send us a teaching question to [17:42]
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