Classroom Organization – Guidelines For Teaching Rules and Procedures

17 Jan

Effective classroom management begins when a teacher knows the particular types of disruptive behavior s/he wants to curb and the types of positive behavior s/he wants to promote. Rules need to be thoughtfully planned with positive reinforcement and feedback.

 Rules refer to general expectations or standards for classroom behavior. The purpose is to create a strong expectation what is or is not acceptable. Some examples are:

• Well prepared material
• come to class on time
• Be respect to students when they are talking about their opinion

Ideally, you should start teaching your rules on the first day of school and continue reviewing them throughout the year putting a special emphasis on the first month.

 Procedures refer to a specific activity and methods for accomplishing daily routines. Some examples are:
• policy for handing in late assignments
• policy for coming in late
• policy for working in groups

 How should you go about teaching rules?
• State the rule clearly.
• Discuss why the rule is important
• Provide both positive and negative examples of the rule
• Don’t overdo this one, but discuss the consequences
• Do not make much rules (3-4 should be enough)

Group 5:
Titiah Dewi Masitoh (2009110024)
Evik Dwi Priagung (200110028)
Novani Lieadi (2009110032)
Huda Marofiq (2009110042)


Posted by on January 17, 2012 in Articles


6 responses to “Classroom Organization – Guidelines For Teaching Rules and Procedures

  1. ismiapriliani

    January 18, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Rules and Procedures are very important to manage our class. After making the rules, it is also important for teacher to maintain the implementation of those rules. It is not only students that have to obey the rules, but also the teacher. In this case, teacher need to be a role model for students. How students will obey the rules if the teacher do not obey it?

    Nice post Guys 🙂

  2. Desyahrir Pertiwi

    January 18, 2012 at 7:59 am

    interesting guys, i do agree with ismi that rules and procedures are very imorpotant. as we know that both of them are the cornerstone of effective classroom, because it such a guidance about what do and don’t in the classroom 😉

  3. Shinta Puspita

    January 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

    Hi friends,
    I want to ask, what does the article means by “don’t overdo this one, but discuss the consequences”. Is it talking about flexibility of the rules and procedures? I still do not get the point. Thanks for your explanation..

  4. ratihanindiya

    January 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    it is great 🙂 we should integrate our rules on classroom with the school’s rules. means that it is not only in the class, but the whole school also support it..

  5. SeñorJoeyPanjaitan

    January 18, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    I do agree with this group for your article. 🙂 One thing that I want to add is the importance of students in organizing the classroom. The students must be involved activity, like in creating the class regulation, learning activity, etc. 🙂

    Jonathan Saputra

  6. Faqih_Al_Adyan

    January 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Very informing post guys, I agree with the statement that “Rules need to be thoughtfully planned with positive reinforcement and feedback” because when rules are made only for controlling students and make them become scared, it won’t help them to learn.


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