Web Memes and Classroom Management

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For Back-to-School this year, I’ve decided to use web memes to communicate my classroom expectations to students on second day of school. Pro tip: Don’t waste your breath going over rules and expectations on the first day – they will never remember a word you say. The first day back, for 8th grade at least, is all about the outfits, the friends, the lockers, etc. I always wait until Day 2 for this discussion.

I’ve been collecting funny web memes for years now on my Pinterest Boards, and I decided that I had enough to put together an entire presentation. My favorite two are pictured above. If you’d like to download my entire Powerpoint presentation (so you can edit it and make it your own), click here:

Mrs. Dembroski’s Classroom Expectations
Web Meme Powerpoint Presentation

I’d love to hear about your experiences using it, and/or any funnies that you might add to your own version. My goal is to get kids to relax, smile, and think, “Hey, maybe this isn’t going to be so bad after all!” All of my rules stem back to respect for yourself, your education, your classmates, and your teacher. Respect – that’s really all there is to it.

My students won’t arrive until after Labor Day, but I know some of you are starting this week (eeek!) Best of luck to you all, and have a great first day!


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6 Comments on Web Memes and Classroom Management

  1. Theresa
    August 2, 2014 at 2:38 pm (8 years ago)

    Do you have ANY IDEA the hours you have saved me?! I wanted to do precisely this but as the days are ticking by, it just wasn’t going to happen before August 13! Thank you from the bottom of my little heart!

    • kdembro
      August 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm (8 years ago)

      YAY! Well that’s what I’m here for! If you ever have a request, lemme know! Have a wonderful first day back, and SO glad you liked it!

  2. Elizabeth
    August 5, 2014 at 4:06 pm (8 years ago)

    I’m so grateful to you! I have added some of the memes to my PPT presentation and it truly lightens the whole thing up and reminds me to SMILE and not be so serious. Thank you!!!

    • kdembro
      August 6, 2014 at 9:21 pm (8 years ago)

      Hi Elizabeth – thank you so much for your comment! I am so glad that you found the web memes useful. I couldn’t agree more that we need to smile and remember to have a little fun, too (especially those first few scary days!). I hope this works out well for you and your class!

  3. Alexis
    August 28, 2016 at 3:45 pm (6 years ago)

    This is amazing! Thank you so much! Especially for making it free and editable! It is greatly appreciated!

    • kdembro
      August 28, 2016 at 4:56 pm (6 years ago)

      You are so welcome, and I am glad someone else could use it! Have a great year!


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