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Establish ground rules with your learners-PTLLS

Updated on July 15, 2012
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Explain the ways in which you would establish ground rules with your learners, and which underpin behaviour and respect for others.

This sections relates one of the Theoretical assignments for PTLLS at Level 3. My assignment will be based on me looking to teach Science, Maths and ICT.

P.S: On a kind note, please do not copy anything submitted here and display them in your file. This has been published here, purely to help you gain an idea / understanding of what they expect you to write and how you have to write. You will have to relate to your own subject area, experience in your classroom and lectures while preparing the files. Thank you for your co-operation.

Theory Assignment 4

Each and every student is different when it comes to behaviours and respect for others. So agreements have to be made about expected behaviour in the classroom. Ground rules are mutually agreed arrangements between the teacher and the learners, which ensure that the views and needs of all learners are valued and appreciated. It helps learning, easy in the classroom. Students need to know what the teacher expects from them and what they can expect from the teacher during the course. They need to know where the boundaries lie and what will happen if they step over the boundaries. These rules have to be established by thinking carefully, expressing clearly and enforcing consistently. Ground rules can be set either by the teacher, or by the learner or by the teacher and learners together.

Ground rules can be set up by having a group discussion. It is best to have the ground rules mutually agreed so that both teacher and students have an opportunity to put their views forward and they must be doable. Once everyone’s views are considered, a set of rules that suit everyone can be designed. Learners are more likely to be committed and adherent to these rules and less likely to be broken, since they were designed by the group itself. It will instil positive discipline and maximise learning since the rules were set up with them and not enforced.

As a teacher, my ground rules will be to ensure that I will be fully prepared for the class, be punctual with start and finishing times for each session and make sure markings are completed in time. I would also make sure not to put down anyone, encourage the students, assist in team work, help with course completion, be professional and honest, be non-judgemental and will have interactive teaching and no politics.

I would like the learners to decide on their ground rules like, respect for others, punctuality, confidentiality, honesty, equality of opportunity, learn and listen, no interruption, mobile phones off, no abusive language, self control, no politics.

After ground rules are agreed, they will have to be written down and distributed to every member of the classroom, and a copy will be displayed in a visible place in the classroom, all through the length of the course. Also it has to be agreed in the class how the teacher will react if rules are broken. Learners have to be warned, as to what actions will be taken and disciplinary procedures made aware which will be different for each institution.

This will create a safe and respectful environment in which all participants will have the opportunity to benefit from the learning experience.

P.S: On a kind note, please do not copy anything submitted here and display them in your file. This has been published here, purely to help you gain an idea / understanding of what they expect you to write and how you have to write. You will have to relate to your own subject area, experience in your classroom and lectures while preparing the files. Thank you for your co-operation.

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      livingsta 19 months ago from United Kingdom

      Hello astin garbutt, you're most welcome. I am glad that you found the information here helpful. All the best!

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      astin garbutt 2 years ago

      hi thank you. I found the very useful as a guide to writing part of my own inclusive learning assignment

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      livingsta 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you for reading Vinaya. I am glad it was useful for you! Have a great week ahead!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      I'm not a teacher, but I take interest in knowing about learning theories and learning styles. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I find this very useful and informative.