Ten Intentions for a Better Classroom

I found this on Tumblr today and my first thought was, “Wow! I’d love to adopt this for my classroom.”

I like how it uses the word intent. These aren’t rules. These are ideals, and while we might not always be able to live 100% by them, they are something to strive for.

Of course, I’d need to simplify them a bit to fit my classroom. I’ve been thinking about how to put the headings into words the students would readily understand. I think I should just number them such as “1 – Support Life”

I also think I should replace “Synergize.” At first glance, “Synchronize” seems like a complicated term as well, but I think the kids might be able to relate that to how we synch our MP3 players with our computers.

I’d also like to add pictures to go along with each intent.

This project may take some time but I think it would be worth the effort.

If you have any ideas or suggestions to help me out, I’d love to hear them. I’ve been working on this for an hour now and am no closer to adapting it.