Contracting is an effective strategy to create a reflective classroom. In this video, a middle school teacher leads his class through the contracting process during the first week of school and students discuss expectations and norms of how class members will treat each other.

Supporting Materials


Classroom Video


Fostering Civil Discourse

Approach / Teaching Strategy

Building Community
Classroom Discussion


ELA/English Language Arts

Closed captions

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