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What I Expect from You

Come to Class Prepared to be Successful
  • Walk through the doors with a great attitude and be ready to get something out of every class period. Do your best to leave your "stuff" at the door. I'll try too.
  • Make sure you have your materials at the beginning of class. Unless I tell you differently, you only need a single subject spiral notebook and a writing utensil (pen or pencil is fine) for class. You can remember those things, I know it.
  • Have your at-home work completed. I don't assign homework often, but if I do, know it's important, it has value, and it will help us move forward while we're together so that I can be the expert who can help you out.
Remember, it's your responsibility to get something out of every class period, not mine. I'll work hard on my end to prepare for each class, I promise. You'll need to pull your weight too. AND you can do it.
Come to Class Ready to Learn
  • After you've greeted Ms. Mead and I, sit down at your desk, get your notebook out, and begin working quietly on your bell ringer. You don't need me to tell you this every day. It will be my expectation most days unless I tell you differently at the door. This structure will insure that we waste as little time as possible.
  • Trust me. I promise to not give you busy work. Trust that whatever I ask you to do, it is only because I have been very intentional in my planning and that I think it's important for you to know or be able to do. You can come to class knowing that you will have the opportunity to learn something of value.
Come to Class Ready to Work Together
  • We're going to work cooperatively all the time. This means you need to be prepared to contribute to our learning community. I'll help you through this process, but it's up to you to stretch yourself a little bit. Don't'll get used to it. And you'll be amazed at how much you learn.
  • You're going to work with people you may not normally choose to work with. This will help us create a learning community that is diverse, inclusive, and refreshingly revealing.