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Classroom Rules Orientation Experience Template

Mission Ideas Aug 17, 2023

Gear up for a fantastic school year with our Back-to-School Classroom Rules Orientation template!

Say goodbye to ordinary rule explanations – we're here to infuse your orientation with a dynamic twist. Elevate the energy as dull rules morph into an engaging game, igniting enthusiasm and seamlessly laying the foundation for a triumphant year of learning. Let's dive in and turn rules into the stepping stones of an exciting and successful adventure!

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What is Classroom Rules Orientation?

Where do you turn in your homework? How often do you feed the pet fish? Explaining classroom rules and giving students the lay of the land is an essential part of back-to-school season. What isn't essential? That this exercise be dull, boring, and in one ear, out the other!

That's exactly what this Classroom Rules Orientation Experience is all about. It's a creative way to introduce students to the rules and expectations of the classroom by turning them into interactive activities and games. Instead of just talking about rules, students get to experience them in action.

This orientation takes the usual rule-learning process and adds a twist of excitement, making it easier for everyone to remember and follow the rules throughout the year.

Who Is This Classroom Rules Orientation Template For?

  1. Teachers: A Classroom Rules Orientation template provides teachers with an engaging tool to introduce classroom expectations in a fun and memorable way, setting a positive tone for the school year.
  2. School Administrators: School administrators can utilize this template to standardize orientation processes, ensuring that students across different classes or grades receive consistent rule explanations.
  3. New Students: For students who are new to the school, a Classroom Rules Orientation template makes the transition smoother by offering a friendly and interactive introduction to the classroom rules and environment.
  4. Parents: This template can also be extended to parents during open house events or orientation sessions. It gives parents insight into the classroom dynamics and helps them understand the rules their children will be following.
  5. Educational Institutions: Whether it's K-12 schools or higher education institutions, using a Classroom Rules Orientation template fosters a positive learning atmosphere and helps build a strong sense of community among students and staff.

Tips For Creating Your Own Classroom Rules Orientation Experience

Creating your own Classroom Rules Orientation is all about blending education with excitement. Here are some feather-ruffling tips to help you get started:

  1. Rule of the Roost: Start with the essentials. Identify the key rules you want to cover, and remember, brevity is the key to keeping everyone's attention. Let's keep it snappy, not sappy!
  2. Mission Marvels: Think of your rules as Missions. Craft engaging tasks or challenges that embody each rule. For example, "Rule #1: Be Kind" could involve a teamwork challenge where students must collaboratively build the tallest marshmallow tower without using their hands – kindness in action!
  3. Goosechase-ify It: Embrace the power of Goosechase to create interactive missions. Imagine students demonstrating "Rule #3: Raise your hand" by capturing a photo or video of themselves raising an inflatable hand while doing a chicken dance!
  4. Leaderboard Levity: Gamify the experience by awarding points for each successfully completed mission. Let the competitive spirit soar as students' names soar up the leaderboard. Who will earn the coveted title of "Rule Master"?
  5. Honk if You're Excited: Spread the enthusiasm! Kick off the orientation with a pun-filled intro video, featuring an actual goose (or a silly plush substitute) explaining the adventure ahead. Goosebumps of excitement guaranteed!
  6. Wrap-up Wingdings: End on a high note. Conclude the orientation with a collaborative activity that reinforces all the rules, like a class mural where each student contributes their artistic touch to a visual representation of the rules.

How To Put This Classroom Rules Orientation Template To Use

Classroom Expectations

This Experience will allow students to demonstrate knowledge of the classroom expectations by capturing examples of good and poor behaviour, completing Missions, and answering quiz like questions.

Get your own copy!

1. To copy an Experience to your account, first, make sure you are logged into your Goosechase account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one.

2. Once logged in, go to the Experience you wish to copy (this one!) and select the blue Copy this Template button in the upper left-hand corner of your page.

3.  After you’ve clicked Copy this Template, the Experience will import into your account, and you will receive a confirmation screen once the Experience has been fully copied.

4. Now that the Experience is added to your account, you can make changes and edit the Experience to make it your own, or you can use the Missions in a different Experience by accessing the Mission in your Previous Missions bank. For more detailed instructions, click here.

5. It’s GOose time!

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