Classroom Learning Environment

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I look forward to getting to know you this year as we explore Science together.  Our focus is on learning, but before learning can begin, I want to share with you expectations for student behavior in our classroom.  Here, there is a climate of respect, self control, and cooperation.  I expect myself and my students to treat each other fairly and with common courtesy, really listening to each other and accepting differences amongst individuals.

1.  Respect

In order to be successful, it is important to respect yourself, your classmates, and your teacher.  Give yourself every opportunity to be successful.  Do your own work.  Don’t put down or discourage the ideas of others, even when they may be different from your own.  Have empathy.  Do not be mean. (no name-calling, ridiculing, harassing, threatening, etc.)

2.  Self Control

Learning to respond to situations without just acting on impulse is an important skill for success.  Do not allow yourself to be distracted by obsessively checking your cell phone, for example.  Work quietly and do not disturb others with careless outbursts.  Stay in your seat, unless given permission to get up by the teacher.

3.  Cooperation

Cooperation is a basic life skill that helps us work successfully in groups and interact with others in harmony.  Listen when others are talking, and raise your hand so as not to interrupt.  Follow directions given by the teacher and pay attention when the teacher is speaking.  Work together with your classmates and the teacher to create the best possible learning environment for you.

Make Your Day

No one has the right to interfere with the learning, safety, or well-being of others.

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