I strongly believe that rules are necessary in all classrooms, kindergarten through grade 12, and the research in the area backs up this point of view. Rules and regulations can guide classroom interactions and set parameters for behavior, as well as things like grading and due dates for assignments. Rules are also important for setting protocol for dealing with issues such as plagiarism. While most students internalize the basic rules set since kindergarten, it is essential that teachers have policies and procedures for their classroom for students to refer to. While I wouldn't necessarily recommend performing little skits about the rules and regulations of a classroom, it is important that the information is conveyed to students and their parents and families. Most students welcome classroom rules and regulations because they define expectations and eliminate confusion.
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