Classroom Rules and Procedures

Classroom Policies and Teaching Philosophies - Mrs. Chaikin


We learn

10% of what we read

20% of what we hear

30% of what we see

50% of what we both see and hear

70% of what is discussed with others

80% of what we experience personally

95% of what we teach someone else

William Glasser


My experience has shown me three important results:

  1. Hands-on activities help student better understand and retain the concepts.
  2. Students teaching each other help both the student learner and student teacher understand the concepts more thoroughly.
  3. Students perform better on individual tests as a result of learning in groups.


Therefore the students are frequently working together either discovering a concept or after a concept is presented and modeled for them. Because of the interactive classroom environment, a set of classroom rules based on mutual respect for each other are very important.



  1. Cell phones CANNOT be out. My experience has shown me that students are distracted and do not control access. Referrals will be written after 1 warning, and 1 parent/guardian contact. If you must contact your child during class, contact the main office.
  2. Follow directions the first time (listen).
  3. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself.
  4. No teasing, name-calling or put downs.




Following rules:

  1. praise
  2. phone calls home
  3. extra privileges

Breaking rules:

  1. warning
  2. phone call home
  3. referral to dean


If a student causes a major disruption such as a fight, they will report immediately to an assistant principal.