Classroom Management Policies
To ensure a proper learning atmosphere certain rules and procedures, as well as consequences and rewards, must be made clear. Discipline matters are something that I do not wish to waste valuable class time on. Therefore if I feel that a student is disrupting class I will give them a verbal warning, place their name on the board or ask them to fill out a refocus form in another teacher's room. A refocus form helps students reflect upon their choice(s) and make better decisions in the future. If further or repeated disruptions occur the student will be sent to the principal, parents will be notified and the school discipline policy set forth in the student handbook will be followed. Classroom rewards will be distributed throughout the year using positive comments, notes home, phone calls home, occasional treats, and special privileges. The five following simple rules are expected of all students:
1. Follow directions the first time they are given
2. Keep hands, feet, and objects to yourself
3. Raise your hand and wait your turn before speaking
4. Be in your seat ready to begin class when the bell rings
5. No teasing or put-downs
I have very high expectations for my students and myself. I think as educators and parents we often underestimate young people's tremendous potential. It is my goal to push and guide each student toward his or her fullest potential. The importance of parental involvement in a child's education can not be overemphasized. I would appreciate hearing from you about any concerns or ideas that might help your child succeed. For my part, I will stay in contact with you as best as I can about any problems or accomplishments. A weekly assignment guide will be posted on my website each Monday. Students are expected to record the assignments in their Agenda book. It is the student's responsibility to include these assignments in their Agenda book. In this handbook, there is space available to record what happens in all the subject areas. The handbook is a great aid in organization. Please expect your son or daughter to bring this book home nightly to aid in the communication between teacher and parent.
There is no reason a student should fail my course. I am more than willing to spend extra time helping my students succeed. Please call if you have a question. If I am not available keep trying or leave a message and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.