The Fourth and Fifth Rs - Respect and Responsibility

Set the tone for a successful school year with a list of strategies to instill respect and responsibility. With tips for classroom management and ways to get parents involved, the resource is valuable for new and veteran teachers alike.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Distribute to new teachers before the first day of school
  • Discuss the resource at a PLC meeting or department collaboration
  • Send home some of the applicable activities, such as the description for Family Character Night, for parents to work on with their children
Classroom Considerations
  • Based on Parents, Kids & Character by Dr. Helen LeGette
  • Resource is designed for teacher reference
  • Designed for fifth, sixth, and seventh graders, but helpful for learners in high school as well
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
Pros
  • Includes opportunities for building classroom community throughout the year, including report card distribution, homework collection, and thought-sharing notebooks
Cons
  • None