32 Classroom Rules for Student Success

32 Classroom Rules for Students

Many students and teachers may consider rules as oppressive and throat-chocking. However, rules have been the epitome of success in life since time immemorial. Whether you are a teacher or a student, if you do not follow natural laws and standard rules you are doomed to fail.

Today I’ll list the classroom rules that students should abide by to become successful in their learning. Proper student rules enhance effective classroom management, leading to the achievement of learning objectives.

Classroom rules are often different for every teacher, depending on their style of teaching. Nonetheless, there are certain standard rules that can be adopted by every student to enhance effective classroom learning. These are the basic rules for student success:

  1. Respect the teacher
  2. Respect fellow students
  3. Ask questions where you don’t understand
  4. Be prepared for every lesson
  5. Listen when the teacher is speaking
  6. Raise your hand when you want to answer or ask a question
  7. Use polite language such as excuse me, thank you, please, etc.
  8. Share your ideas
  9. Listen to and appreciate your classmates’ ideas
  10. Do not steal or take possession of other people’s properties without their permission
  11. Keep your hands to yourself
  12. Keep your body clean
  13. Keep your classroom clean
  14. Be organized and manage your time well
  15. Follow your timetable
  16. Complete your assignments on time
  17. Get to class on time – do not be late
  18. Honor friendship – be a trusted friend
  19. In whatever you do, give it your best
  20. Do not waste or misuse resources e.g. writing materials and water
  21. Obey school rules
  22. Participate in group discussions
  23. Don’t be the thorn of the class
  24. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind, but respect the opinions of others
  25. Dress according to school standards
  26. Be disciplined always
  27. Stick to your seat, do not walk around during class time
  28. I repeat, KEEP TIME, do not waste time, and manage your time well.
  29. Help others
  30. Come up with new ideas – be creative
  31. Be cooperative
  32. Be honest
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Fredrick Chepkonga

Mr. Fredrick Chepkonga is an educator and writer in Kenya with great experience in writing and research on education, economics, and finance topics. He has passion in mentoring young people to develop responsible citizens and future leaders.

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