Printable Classroom Expectations


In the realm of “positive expectations,” with virtue, the sky is the limit!

Use these classroom expectations to describe the virtuous behaviors you would like to see in your classroom. When you use the language of the virtues to redirect inappropriate behavior you empower the student to cultivate the life of virtue.

Title: Classroom Expectations
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Number of Pages: 8
Publisher: Education in Virtue

Recommended for Grades K-8.

Use these classroom expectations to create a positive environment of virtue in your classroom. Teach what each virtue “looks like” and “sounds like” to help your students be disciples of Christ.

Little things set the tone of a classroom. Every teacher wants an open and positive classroom environment, one where the students feel welcome and free to grow and make mistakes along the way. As Christian educators, our classrooms are places of shared discipleship, places where we encounter Christ and one another in Him. That means they are places of prayer and intercession. When you have a student having a hard time with a specific virtue (say, self-control), encourage that student to pray, and maybe pray with him or her. “God gives the growth” (1 Cor. 3:7), it is His grace at work in us. Reach out to the saints, they are powerful intercessors and great examples of heroic and virtuous lives.


3-5, 6-8, K-2


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