Music Teacher Tip #4 - #ClassroomRules: Here are the rules I posted in my classroom for years. They work for elementary and middle school. 1. Follow all teacher directions promptly. (For younger students, you may need to teach them what ”promptly” means. This rule is great because if a student is doing something inappropriate, but is not explicitly against the rules, all you have to do is tell them what to do and if they don’t do it promptly, they’ve broken rule number 1.) 2.