One of my 7th grade students loaned me a crown shortly after the Christmas break. I’m supposed to wear it for the rest of this school year. You see, I’ve been proclaimed the queen of our class by my students. I’ve promised to be the best teacher I can be and to take their needs and interests to heart. I had to kneel down to take this oath.
Shortly thereafter, my students decided that they would like to wear the crown on their birthdays.Then, one student put forth a motion about what they named “Crown Day” and the rest of the class took turns amending the motion. Several revisions and lots of conversations later, my class drafted and voted on our first class law. This process took place during our social studies class and in between a fire drill.
It was a great experience in parliamentary procedure.
Here’s our class resolution.
Approved on Thursday, January 08, 2015
I am really hoping that someone else chooses to put forth a motion, soon.
Democracy in action.
That’s what it’s all about.
Cross posted to Two Writing Teachers, A Slice of Life