Four Rules: 4 Rules.mp4

 
 
 
4 Rules.mp4
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I outline the importance of having some guiding rules in a self-paced classroom.
Strategy Explanation
 
 
I outline the importance of having some guiding rules in a self-paced classroom.
 
Academic Culture

Four Rules

There are only 4 rules in my classroom. The four rules are 1) Be respectful - I will always talk to students respectfully so there is no reason for students to talk to either myself of their peers with disrepect. 2) Always sit in your assigned seat - seating assignments are always projected in the front of the room so there is no reason to be confused about where to sit. No negotiations. 3) No talking during independent time - this doesn't need much explanation. 4) Technology is used for learning. Their devices should only be used to watch instructional videos otherwise it's too easy to get sucked into the vast abyss of the internet.


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Strategy Explanation
 
 
I outline the importance of having some guiding rules in a self-paced classroom.
 
Presentation
 
 
This is the presentation I give on the first day that outlines 1) What is Flipped Mastery 2) The benefits to flipped mastery for the students 3) Rules and routines in the classroom.
 
Strategy Explanation
 
 
I outline the importance of having some guiding rules in a self-paced classroom.
Presentation
 
 
This is the presentation I give on the first day that outlines 1) What is Flipped Mastery 2) The benefits to flipped mastery for the students 3) Rules and routines in the classroom.
Benjamin Siegel
New Visions Charter High School for the Humanities II
Bronx, NY


 

About this strategy

Prep Time:
Long
Subject:
Math
Grade:
Tenth grade
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