2The Continuous Improvement Classroom Ground rules created by studentsClassroom mission statementsClassroom and student measurable goalsQuality tools and PDSA used regularlyThe Continuous Improvement ClassroomClassroom data centersClassroom meetings facilitated by studentsStudent-led conferencesStudent data folders
3What are the reasons why we would want to involve students in creating classroom ground rules?
4Discuss Expectations What do students expect of: the school?the class?themselves?the teacherIt is important for students to know what to expect so they know what they should / could be improving onExpectations lay the foundation for: ground rules, mission statements and goal setting
5CI is really affecting my learning in a positive way CI is really affecting my learning in a positive way. It makes me determined because I know there is a goal.Student
9Example: Ground RulesAny teacher anywhere should be able to say, “Line Basics” or “Body Basics” and have the students follow these rules.
10Ground RulesProvides opportunity for student ownership and responsibilityServe as the standard for behavior by which all agree to followReduces potential behavior problems because students developed the ground rules and are more likely to follow themWorksheet G
11Ground Rules – Purpose? Build a climate of trust Create an atmosphere for open communicationEmphasize the importance of listening with respect and acceptanceHelp the class meet classroom goals and follow the agreed upon mission statementResult = Increased communication, risk-taking and productivity
12Ground Rules - Process?Established together with all students participating -This allows for ownership of the processToolsBrainstormAffinity DiagramNominal Group Technique
25You know how when you walk into a classroom for the first time, your new teacher gives you your assigned seats and then you unpack your school supplies into your desk. After that, they tell you their class rules and the consequences for breaking them. Then they tell you what they expect for your goal for the rest of the year. When I walked into Mrs. Thompson's class it was different, we got to make the rules for ourselves and determined what our goals are for the trimester. Mrs. Thompson treats us like adults, we get our own say about what we do.Student
26At Your Table… Create ground rules for your table Your ground rules will determine boundaries and expectations as you interact together during trainingDon’t forget to use the 3 Power ToolsBrainstormAffinity DiagramNominal Group TechniqueWorksheet G2