Beloved Rascals Strategy #2: Rule Call Out

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Rehearse the classroom rules, with lively gestures, many times a day.  Continue rehearsing until all you have to do is call out a number “1!” and students respond with the rule “Follow directions quickly” and the matching gesture.   

Then, when a rule is broken, don’t scold!  Just call out the rule number and your kids, happy to correct a classmate, respond with rule and gesture.  This is Teaching Heaven.  Rule breaking, by one kid, strengthens rule following by the class.

Below is a selection of 10 of our most successful techniques to help your Beloved Rascals achieve in the classroom.  Click on each technique to learn more. 


Stay with each strategy for about a month before adding a new one.  Challenging Kids would not be a problem if they were Quick Fixes.

  1. Open the Door

  2. Rule Call Out

  3. Recess Squad

  4. Super Improver Star Cards

  5. Three Choices

  6. Brief Rule Practice

  7. Practice Cards

  8. Volunteer Guardian

  9. The Bulls Eye Game

  10. The Agreement Bridge