After a two week process, we are ready to unveil our classroom agreements. We spent the first week envisioning what we want our classroom to look like and feel like; how we want to be treated, and how would we like to treat others; what we each are willing to do to help make this classroom a wonderful place to be. Through individual brainstorming and group work, the class though a collaborative process and used a consensus model to finalize our classroom agreements. I drew upon some of the work by Jeff and Traci Bushnell and their Heart Talk: Bringing Compassionate Communication Into the Classroom curriculum.
Our agreements are:
To listen to what people need and request
To include everyone in group games and activities
To create a peaceful and calm class
To find positive and supporting words and keep unkind thoughts to oneself
To include fun activities daily
To respect other