Rules that apply to all students in a special education classroom are based on the needs of the students. For example, if a student with ADHD requires frequent movement to release pent-up energy, the teacher may allow the student to stand at his desk or walk around the room during class. However, it is important to set boundaries for such behavior; the student should not be allowed to impede other students from learning.
Special education classrooms are responsible for ensuring the safety of students with disabilities. They must ensure that students do not harm themselves or others. Special education classrooms must also provide a safe learning environment. They must be able to speak in a positive way and encourage positive behavior from students.
Special education students have special needs, and this means that their classroom rules are going to be different from the regular classroom. In a general education classroom, you might have a rule about not speaking during class, but in a special education classroom you might have a rule about not leaving your seat without permission.
In special education classrooms there is often more leeway for students when it comes to behavior because some of them are not able to control themselves as well as others. For example, if there were two students fighting over something and one student hit the other student then both kids could get in trouble for fighting but only one could get in trouble for hitting (and maybe only if someone saw it happen).
The teacher will also need to adjust her expectations based on what each child can do and how they are doing it. For example, if one student cannot write with a pencil because they do not have the fine motor skills or hand strength yet then they would probably be allowed to use some sort of alternative writing tool like crayons instead.
Special education classrooms have rules that help students learn and develop. These rules are aimed at teaching students appropriate behavior and allowing them to take responsibility for their actions. A student with special needs will not be able to learn if the classroom environment is chaotic and out of control.
Teachers of special education classes may use the same basic rules for classroom behavior as those of general education classes. However, since the students in special education have a wide range of disabilities, these rules may need to be modified for the individual student’s needs.
In order to ensure that everyone is safe, special education classrooms have specific rules. These rules include:
- Students are not allowed to hit, kick, or throw objects at other students.
- Students may not use profanity or obscene gestures when speaking with other students or teachers.
- Students cannot put their hands or feet on another person’s body without first asking permission from them and then receiving an affirmative answer from that person before doing so.
- Students may not leave the classroom without permission from a teacher who has been notified beforehand about where they intend to go and what time they plan on returning; this includes trips to the bathroom during class time as well as lunch breaks outside of school hours which may be longer than one hour in length (and require parental consent).
Teachers should keep track of how often each student leaves during class time by writing down these numbers every day on their attendance sheet so that parents can be informed if necessary later on down the road when there are concerns.