Treatment Agreement Rules run classrooms, and rules were meant to be broken! However, when a rule is broken in the classroom our traditional path to accountability is to identify: what rule was broken, who broke it, and what consequence needs to be assigned. What if there was another way to greater accountability? Let us introduce to you the Treatment Agreement. The Treatment Agreement is a foundational component of Relational Practices that focuses on how we treat one another in the classroom, instead of focusing on rules. This is a “game-changer” in classroom management. Students and teachers collaborate to establish classroom-wide norms focused on how we are going to treat one another versus rule one another. Our intentional, decision-sharing process allows for both student and teacher voices to be captured thus creating a learning environment in which everyone has a say in how they want to be treated.