Essential Agreement

Description: 

Working collaboratively with students to create a class ‘constitution’ or ruleset that everyone must respect and abide by. These agreements are meant to help develop a community in which respect, and trust guide students’ interactions with one another.

Student involvement and co-development of these guidelines are essential to the buy-in, feeling of ownership and management of this agreement. Teachers should take time to reflect on what values and rules they view as non-negotiable before this process.

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