Explain How To Establish Ground Rules With Learners

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In this write-up, I will seek to explain the ways in which I could establish ground rules with learners, which strengthens behaviour and respect for others. In doing this, I will be explaining what ground rules are and why they are necessary. How best they can be established and also ensure that students take ownership of rules by putting responsibility on them. Ground rules can be defined as terms which govern the working relationship between the school/teacher and its learners. According to Jo Budden “good classroom management depends a lot on how you establish ground rules at the beginning of the course”. He also stated that “students need to know what you expect from them and what they expect from you during the course; that they need to know where the boundaries lie and what will happen if they step over the boundaries”.…show more content…
At the start of the course, a teacher has to establish the ground rules and ensure that it is clearly understood by learners. It is important that rules are clear and unambiguous. Ground rules can be reviewed during the course of study. Jo Budden also stated “In the middle of the course, it is never too late to refresh students’ memories of the ground rules”. The following are some ways to establishing ground rules: The school would have its rules, and this needs to be established at the start of the course and must be clearly communicated verbally or in writing to ensure that learners understand it so as to ensure compliance. Such rules could be smoking on college premises, class attendance and threat to
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