Classroom management isn’t something I’ve put a lot of thought into. I worked in a day care for a year and a half so the rules were already laid out for me. I know that I need to start thinking about this because I am probably taking for granted how well the kids behave because there were rules laid out. I always thought that classroom management came easily but now I realize that the rules were in place before I was. I love the idea of class dojo. In my first year of education I saw class dojo in action but only briefly. I can see where that article was coming from about shaming students and I was also curious about what the benefit is of getting good points. I’ve met students who just wouldn’t care about getting points; there may have to be more incentive. I don’t think I would confuse a value for a rule however I do agree with less rules. Schools are institutions that come with their own rules. One idea that I had that interested me while reading these two articles was making a list of rules in cooperation with the students. I think this way the students would feel more compelled o follow the rules that they helped created and agreed upon. I find that it’s hard to come into someone’s classroom who has already set rules in place and try to find your own vibe within this classroom. The one rule I know that I will impose is that technology is encouraged. I disagree with banning cell phones in the classroom. I like less strict late policies because I feel that they reflect the student’s work more. I hope to foster more growth through encouragement than discouragement. I will have to put more thought into the rules I put in place in my classroom and I will definitely change them throughout my career.