- Write one or two examples of things that you personally would like to see in your perfect class, e.g. In my perfect class … students listen to each other without interrupting or In my perfect class … the teacher returns all homework on time.
- Divide students into groups and ask them to brainstorm a few ideas in each category. After giving them some time to complete the activity, elicit ideas, encourage discussion and make a master list of the most popular suggestions.
- Use this master list as the basis of a document you produce, with the heading “In our perfect class …”, and which you put up in the classroom to remind everyone of the principles you’ve all agreed to.
Optional: In some cases, you might even go so far as to print the document out in the form of a contract which you and all of the students sign to demonstrate commitment to the basic principles of your perfect class.
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