Inclusive & Equitable Learning Strategy:
Develop Classroom Agreements with Learners
NOTE: This strategy is part of the self-paced Nurture a Meaning Learning Community Course
In contrast to the teacher presenting the rules to learners, a collaborative agreement can be created with learners, allowing them to shape their learning community together. Learners feel bought-in because they played a central part in the creation of the agreements. When they see their needs and hopes reflected in the agreements they are much more likely to uphold and honor them. This is often done through treatment agreements or classroom constitutions in elementary school but can be a valuable practice for secondary students and even adult learners to participate in as well, often taking the form of establishing norms.
Gain inspiration from authentic examples of this strategy shared by teachers who have used them with their learners.
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