Classrooms are a place for learning, and learning can be fun. However, learning is the classroom requirement. So in order to ensure that we are all learning I have some expectations that are required to be adhered to.
Treat All Classroom Members with Respect
Upon entering the classroom leave all vendettas outside. I don't expect you to be best friends with everyone. However, I do expect that you treat each other (and me) with respect and courtesy. This means
- listen quietly when someone else is speaking
- raise your hand to speak
- if you have any differences of opinion bring them up in a manner that does not offend anyone, and if those differences can't be resolved speak to me so we can work together to resolve them
- Speak at an appropriate level, and never raise your voice
Be on Time
It is a general courtesy to your teachers and fellow class members to attend class on time. Arriving late to a class is a disruption for all members of the classroom.
Obviously, there are occasions that you have no control over your arrival time; in these situations your should enter the classroom quietly and take your seat. Be prepared to explain your lateness.
Please Note: Helping another teacher, using the bathroom, and speaking to your guidance counselor (unless they speak to me) are NOT valid reasons for absences and/or lateness
Be Prepared to Work
The class is for learning, if you come to class unprepared and/or unwilling to work, this is disappointing and can often be disruptive. When you arrive in class take out your notebook/paper and writing utensil and await instructions. Do not wait to be told and this wastes your valuable class time.