Class management in American schools differs a lot from that in China. To create rules for the class and supervise kids to follow these rules are one of the keys to successful class management. In this case, to monitor the class becomes challenges to teachers who have been used to in-class teaching.
“Paths” are what we called rules at MHES. They are basically the regulation for all kids at school but with different explanation by teachers in their own classes. Generally, “P” stands for prepared, “A” for accepting, “T” for trustworthy and “H” for helpful. Each pupil will be told to follow all these directions on their first days of school. Anyone who fails to follow these “Paths” will have a talk with the teacher or even the behavior supervisor.
To follow the rules rather than follow a personal instruction is the rule for everyone. A rule is rule.