Rule Rings

Definition:

Rule rings is the provision of a set of picture representations of basic classroom routines and directives that are easily accessible to staff.

Situation:

How can my staff and I reduce the level of our prompting and increase the level of independence of our students when it comes to following the classroom rules and routines?

  • Situation

    How can my staff and I reduce the level of our prompting and increase the level of independence of our students when it comes to following the classroom rules and routines?

  • Summary

    Utilizing rule rings, a collection of pictures to consistently support communication visually, may help students to respond with fewer prompts. This form of visual prompting can replace repeated verbal prompts. Over time, posting visuals which serve as prompts can increase independence.

  • Definition

    Rule rings is the provision of a set of picture representations of basic classroom routines and directives that are easily accessible to staff.

  • Quick Facts
    • Child's Age: 3-5, 6-10, 11-13, 14-17, 18+
    • Planning Effort: Moderate
    • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Pre-requisites

    A collection of pictures for each staff member

     

    Visual representations of rules and directives

  • Process
    1. Print out sets of picture representations of classroom routines, rules etc. (Ex: sit down, stand up, line up, quiet, good work and so on) for each adult.

    2. The adults can put them on a ring and wear them so they are handy to use whenever working with students.

    3. The adults should then get on the students level and replace verbal prompting by using the pictures accompanied by a reduced level of prompting – possibly a gestural cue.

  • Documents and Related Resources

    setbc.org (website resource for pictures/icons)

     

    Rule Rings Sample (image)

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