My rules are made to be followed. It was hard at first, but by the end of the year all of my students could recite my rules, which we reviewed at the beginning of each class. If I forgot to go over them, they reminded me.
"Teacher, the rules, the rules!" And 28 little voices would recite:
Obey the teacher
Raise your hand
MYOB - Mind Your Own Business
A disciplined classroom is a happy, functional classroom. Quiet, kind, cooperative children are pleasant to be around and learn better than loud, fighting, hooligans. Classes go well when everyone follows the rules. We have fun. We laugh and play games, and when things start to get out of hand, we come back to the rules. They ground us. They guide us.
Which got me thinking.
I don't believe war is truly human nature. Habit, yes, but nature? Not a chance.
World peace and classroom rules, namely Be respectful, Be helpful, and MYOB.
Easy rules to put into practice.
So I wonder, if we could all just do those three things, could we finally be a world at peace?