Analyse Different Ways in Which You Would Establish Ground Rules with Your Learners

We are all different when it comes down to our behavior and respect for others.   So when it comes to establishing ground rules we need to take this into consideration.

Taking note that (Ann Gravells 2008 third edition) all learners require boundaries and rules within which to work.

Smooth running of lessons rely on good management and ground rules need to be set at the beginning of any course.   It is important that students know the expectations from you and vice versa. So to show your commitment to teaching, it is important for you as the teacher to establish your own rules.

Pre-set ground rules (non negotiable) can be used if the tutor feels the group have behavioural difficulties or the lesson is only one lesson, this with enable you to deliver the information required with a little more ease.

Group discussions can be held for regular classes over a longer period of time where the students agree their own rules and agree to take ownership of them. This in turn will make them feel a sense of belonging, being involved, more comfortable and they will normally abide by the rules throughout the course as they have set them.

During the term of the course if rules have been broken and the students have not stepped in to rectify the problem then the teacher will need to get involved so that rules can be re-negotiated.   This way the teacher becomes a facilitator and none of the students have been undermined in anyway, thus keeping respect and onus of responsibility on them.

We have ground rules for the following reasons:-
• Mutual respect
• Developing trust
• Insight into behavioural patterns and how best to develop the individual.
• Smooth classroom management
• Establishing effective working groups
• For the individual to take responsibility for own learning, actions and reactions

My ground rules for myself would be to be prepared for every lesson and make sure my timekeeping was good therefore setting an example of organisation and...