Beloved Rascals Strategy #2: Rule Call Out
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.