The classroom is filled with unwritten rules that you are expected to follow when you are gaining an education. Many of these rules are not written out and can be tough for some students to learn which is why many teachers take the time to outline basic classroom etiquette in their classroom syllabus.
Whether it’s high school or college classroom there are certain rules that are expected to be followed. Here’s a look at some of the basic classroom etiquette rules teachers have to line out every year to their students.
When to Answer Questions
The basic understanding in the classroom is if you have a question or wish to answer a question that was asked you raise your hand. This will allow the teacher to notice that you wish to participate.
Using this type of method helps teachers maintain a sense of control over the classroom. However, you will notice that some college classes will adapt an open forum concept which allows students to shout out questions and answers in a controlled fashion. Try to adapt to whatever method is being used by the majority of the students.
Food in the Classroom
Students from the time they are young are taught not to eat in the classroom and this rule can apply to college classes. While there is no written rule that you cannot eat in the classroom it is considered poor etiquette to sit down and eat a full meal while the teacher is teaching and others are trying to learn.
Following these rules will help you fit in and get the most out of your time in the classroom.