Set classroom guidelines to create a compassionate, safe, and welcoming space for everyone.
This activity supports the development of the following social-emotional skills: self-awareness, social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and self-management.
Engage students in a group brainstorm by asking the following questions:
As a class, agree on a final list of classroom guidelines based on your discussion. Then, ask students to work together to create a poster listing your guidelines. Display the poster in your class, and refer back to it throughout the year, such as during disagreements, challenging times, and morning circles.