Teaching Channel Guide to
Class Culture
How can I create, uphold, and share responsibility
for classroom norms?
In order for classrooms to run smoothly, we need to have clear expectations for how students should act. When you create classroom norms as a class community, students are more likely to buy into them. But it doesn’t stop with a list of norms — it’s important to help students create, uphold, and share responsibility for making sure the norms get followed.

Let’s explore how we can work together with students to create classrooms that run efficiently and effectively.
Watch how David Olio uses the Tribes approach to encourage collaboration and ownership in his classroom.
Then watch how students use group contracts to facilitate collaborative work in this video.
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