Back to School: In my perfect class …

The first sessions at the start of the academic year are the time to set the tone for the rest of the year. It’s at this point that you need to be as clear as possible about classroom procedures and expectations. A good way to get students involved in this is to use an activity called In my perfect class….

Aims

    To negotiate and clarify procedures that you’d like students to follow for the rest of the year

Materials

Chalkboard and chalk

Author: Steve Taylore-Knowles

Procedure

    • Explain to students that you need their help in making this year’s lessons as good as possible and that you want them to describe their perfect class.
    • Write In my perfect class … on the board and put the following words and phrases in circles around it to show the categories that might help to generate ideas: teacher, students, decor, homework, activities, other ideas.
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