Classroom Norms A Strategy to Connect with Students

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Angie Woods Teresa Roig-Torres


We decided to create classroom norms in collaboration with students that semester and have been doing so ever since. In addition to giving students the opportunity to express their expectations for each other, we wanted to try to bridge the cultural differences between us and this new generation, by clearly stating our expectations for them and allowing them to state their expectations for us. We wanted our interactions for the rest of the semester to be as positive as possible, and we hoped that this activity would let us have an understanding of each other’s codes.

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Connecting with Students