Follow teacher directions immediately. If an adult has asked a student to do something, students show respect by responding immediately, not when they choose.
Raise your hand and wait to be called on before speaking. This will teach students to be patient as well as to not interrupt while others are speaking.
Stay on task. Focus on a lesson, a speaker, and what they’re doing. It takes practice. Don’t forget to praise their efforts.
Work quietly so that you do not create a physical or verbal disruption. Causing a distraction keeps the teacher from doing their job and the other students from completing their jobs. This is an excellent opportunity to teach students about using inside voices.
Bring all materials to class. Students must learn to view their time in class as a job. Without their tools, they cannot complete their jobs.
Remain in your seat during a lesson or while the teacher is making announcements. This is a great lesson to teach students about being attentive when a speaker is present or a teacher is delivering a lesson. Getting up and out of one’s desk is considered rude to the speaker, creates a disruption, and is a distraction for others. Students should raise their hands for emergencies or say “excuse me" to get a teacher’s attention.
Be quiet while in line outside of class. Noises in the hallway are a distraction for other students trying to work. Students should move silently as if their goal is that other students will never realize they passed by their room.
Participate. In a classroom, every student matters. Teachers count on students to demonstrate their creativity, curiosity, and comprehension by participating in class. Build a sense of confidence in students by praising every answer, whether it was correct or not. By doing so, you’ll acquire more students willing to participate and risk an answer.
Walk in the hallway. Just like speeding is not allowed on public roads, running in the hallway is not allowed in school because it is considered a safety hazard for others in the hallway or even the person running.
Address all adults in a proper manner. Students must learn to not talk back, be sassy, sarcastic, or display a negative attitude. If they feel upset, they should speak about the matter in private in a courteous way. Just because we feel a certain way about a person doesn’t mean we need to display our emotions in a disrespectful or ill-mannered way.
Keep areas clean and neat. Students must dispose of all trash, push in chairs and make sure desks are straight, and keep books and supplies in order and stored in the proper place.
Silence during morning announcements. Students must listen to all announcements and not cause any sort of disruption at this time.
Stand and respect the Pledge of Allegiance, the National Anthem, and any moment of silence. Depending on your school's morning routine, demonstrate how students should show respect and honor to the flag.