Class Ground Rules

I cover these ground rules on the first day of class.... actually, I let the student write them, and they have almost never failed me. They produce a list which is almost exactly as I expect it to be:

  • Show up on time
  • Don’t start packing your stuff until class time is over
  • Don’t use technology for non-class stuff.
  • Remain open-minded
  • Check your ego at the door; our classroom is a place for safe exploration of ideas
  • Be respectful when others express opinions that you don’t agree with
  • Instructor hands up – time to regroup