Top 10 Back-to-School Principles & Tips for Teachers

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Establish Classroom Rules
Message for Students: I will learn self-control.

Begin to implement your discipline strategies and create a positive class climate that first day of class. This is the time to talk about and model a discipline system based on mutual respect, responsibility, and dignity. At no time will the students be better behaved than on the first day of class. Capitalize on their first-day formality. Collaboratively establish rules and then show the students you are consistent and fair in enforcing rules.

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