Explain Ways to establish ground rules with learners, which underpin behaviour and respect for others
In this essay I am going to explain methods to establish ground rules and the importance of them in the classroom environment. For instance what are ground rules? And why do we need them. All students differ and have different tolerances when it comes to behaviour and respect for others, therefore establishing ground rules is essential for a good learning environment which in turn will give pupils the right to work and learn. There are a number of basic ground rules and ways to implement them, which can be adjusted to suit the age and behaviour of the learners in a working environment and in this essay I aim to show you how and why they’re needed.
Group discussion of expectations and incorporation of everybody’s views ensure that all students feel heard and included. When working with younger students asking them to get involved and discuss there ideas of ground rules increases their interest, motivation and learning which then can be made into a class contract signed by the students (Gravells 2008). This way of establishing ground rules is memorable and meaningful and can be revisited if ground rules are broken. Making a poster with the ground rules that you’ve disused with students is another good idea because it is a visual reminder of the ground rules that you have agreed. Being clear on expectations and ground rules are essential part of establishing respect and behaviour. (Cowley 2006)
Adult learners are normally keen and motivated to learn they often attend classes in their own time to enhance their job or for personal benefits. Usually adult learners are not afraid to make mistakes as everybody knows the phrase that is quoted by Gravells (2008:6), “You learn by your mistakes”. Ground rules could be quite simple for adult learns for example arriving on time, switching their mobile phones off is to name a couple. To establish...