My classroom is a safe zone. Students should feel safe, physically and emotionally. Students will conduct themselves in a manner that creates a calm environment and speak with thoughtful consideration in regard to themselves and others in the class. Practice positive self talk. Instead of saying, "I can't," practice saying "I haven't learned that yet."
2. Be Respectful
Show kindness and courtesy, and be considerate of others. Be polite and practice good manners. Respect the classroom too, clean up after yourself and be responsible for maintaining an organized learning space. Students will learn to behave in a way that shows they value each others differences, perspective, time, and space.
3. Be Present
Stay focused on the learning we come into the classroom to do. Be an active member of the learning community, participate and contribute everyday. Live in the moment, keep your attention on the here and now.
Assignments and class work should be completed during class time. I do not assign homework. However, if you do not complete the day's task during class time, it is your responsibility to finish the day's work at home. I am trying to create a paperless class. The majority of assignments will be done in class or online. If there is ever an assignment that students need to access or print, it will be posted here. If you are absent, and the absence is excused, you have the same number of days to make up work, ex: if you were excused for two days, you have two days after you return to get caught up.