Hold yourself to the same standards your students comply with to reinforce that these standards exist for a reason, out of respect for each other and learning.

  • Establish mutual respect in your classroom.
  • This is a great opportunity to treat your student the way you expect them to treat you.
    • It’s easy for students to feel like they’re held to different standards than the adults around them.
  • If you require students to provide proof when their late, make sure to provide proof when you're running late.
    • If you get a flat tire on the way to work, you could take a selfie with your flat or the roadside assistance to demonstrate your legitimate reason for being late.

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