FOLLOW RULES 2.4
Goal: To improve classroom skills
1. The student will follow classroom rules.
2. The student will follow school rules.
3. The student will follow rules of a game.
4. The student will follow job site rules.
1. Remind yourself of the rules
2. Think about possible consequences of not following the rules.
3. List your choices.
4. Evaluate what you should do.
Definition: Following rules means following the guidelines on behavior and expectations that are expected in a given situation.
Rationale: Rules are made so that order can be maintained and everyone's basic rights are respected. Not following rules is disruptive to the group's well being and usually results in negative feelings toward the person who consistently breaks rules. Breaking society's rules may result in legal consequences.
• Students generate lists of various settings which establish rules (school, class, society, sports, etc.).
• Discuss negative consequences which may result when rules are not followed.
• Discuss situations, such as emergencies when it may be appropriate not to follow set rules.
• Give students a worksheet in an unfamiliar format with no directions. After students briefly attempt the worksheet, discuss the need for rules.
Model/Role-play with Feedback
• You want to go to library; you must work quietly there.
• You walk in the hall, and are complimented by teacher.
• You follow game rules, and are invited to join next game.
• You complete chores at home; your parent notices and rewards.
• You need to ask a question; you raise your hand.
• You want to buy an extra juice; you get in the cafeteria line.
• You are working on the cafeteria clean-up crew and must remember to follow rules.
• You are supposed to fill up the gas tank after driving family car.
• You want to go outside after lunch, and follow all rules necessary.
• You are assigned detention or in-school-suspension and must follow rules to complete this consequence.
• Students teach each other board games or card games.
• Teacher presents a new board game. Class members read and follow rules.
• Students independently list school or class rules and consequences.
Application with Feedback
• Students self-monitor; they chart number of times they follow targeted rules.
• Students keep a log recording situations when following the rules was helpful to them.
• Home note: Parents make written report of how well a student followed specific rules at home. home.
• Designate a student observer to take data on how a peer is following a specific rule.