Social Contract

A huge part of our Capturing Kids’ Hearts (CKH) process is a social contract for each classroom that is developed at the beginning of the school year.  This involves students working together to create a contract for their classroom that states how they want to be treated by each other, and the teacher. Additionally, they must also consider how the teacher wants to be treated by the students too. 

To help generate the social contract process, the teacher will provide the class with the following 4 questions:

  • How do you want to be treated by the teacher?
  • How do you want to be treated by each other?
  • How do you think the teacher wants to be treated?
  • How do you want to treat each other when a conflict occurs?

Once the contract has been created for each class, all students are asked to sign it as their commitment to it. If any new students join the classroom throughout the year or if a visitor comes to the room, the student ambassador will explain the social contract to the new student and/or the classroom visitor and ask them to also sign it. 

Social Contracts have been very instrumental in helping with creating a positive environment for all students and staff at ACES!