Mastery of assignments is highly encouraged! Students have the opportunity to make changes to assignments and expand upon the quality of their work in order to improve their grade. Significant changes are encouraged for increased grading.
  • Clear expectations will be set for each lesson and project activity.
  • Students will be graded on participation during class, successful completion of assignments and projects.
  • In order to create a successful project, students must demonstrate effort, learning and mastery of information.
  • Unit projects are based on inquiry, collaboration, and pier sharing.
  • Students will be expected to be risk takers and will be encouraged to search for stratagies to find solutions to questions in order to solve problems.
  • Reflection is included in every lesson.
  • Technology will be used daily. I will teach using different digital tools. Students will be encouraged to be good digital citizens.
  • Students will be encouraged to become "authors" of their projects using many works as examples of their research.
  • Students will be encouraged to correctly cite the sources they use as their research.
  • Students will be encouraged to provide continuous outstanding examples in all that they do!
  • Students want and deserve to be active participants in their learning; if we fail to provide this for our students, we fail to prepare our students for their future.
Feel free to contact me with any positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure,more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience. _ Eddie Rickenbacker (1890-1973)
"Golden Rules for Living"If you open it, close it.If you turn it on, turn it off.If you unlock it, lock it up.If you break it, admit it.If you can't fix it, call in someone who can.If you borrow it, return it.If you value it, take care of it.If you make a mess, clean it up.If you move it, put it back.If it belongs to someone else, get permission to use it.If you don't know how to operate it, leave it alone.If it's none of your business, don't ask questions.Roy Buck, The Speaker's Quote Book, p.159.