It’s easier to believe people who can use qualitative and quantitative evidence as part of their reasoning. We talk about this when writing lab reports in science, but it's all-around true.
Question: What was your best moment in the classroom today, and how can I have more moments like it?
My Answer: Taking time to slowly prepare students to start learning activities. I think this is one of the reasons using classroom norms is productive. Setting a foundation gives you something to periodically review and using norms builds culture when used over time.
Here are the norms I'm currently using with my homeroom.
“ Your worth is not a negotiation” - author unknown