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248-548-1800 ext. 1108
My teaching philosophy is a commitment to my students and fellow teachers that I am devoted to creating a successful and meaningful learning environment for my students. I teach because I enjoy helping people and engaging students in learning. I believe that as an educator I can make positive differences in children, families, and communities. I am convinced that there is no better feeling than working with an individual and witnessing an academic, emotional, or social transformation.
"Let the child...be taught that every mistake, every fault, every difficulty, conquered, becomes a stepping stone to better and higher things."
Ellen G. White
1st Hour - Personal Computers
2nd Hour - Personal Computers
3rd Hour - Personal Finance
4th Hour - Accounting
5th Hour - Prep
6th Hour - Personal Computers
Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
For effective classroom management, students must understand what behaviors are expected of them. To create and reinforce the best classroom environment possible, the following rules will be in effect throughout the school year:
Show respect to yourself, others, and their property.
Be kind and polite to everyone. Show patience with yourself and other students in the learning process. Disrespectful behavior such as profanity, hitting, stealing, name-calling, harassment, cheating and disobeying instructions will not be tolerated.
Listen to teacher and others when they are talking.
Students are expected to listen attentively to others during class discussions and directions.
Use your time wisely.
Students are expected to come prepared to class, participate in class functions, stay focused, monitor their own learning, and seek help when they are having difficulties.
Follow school rules and policies.
Students must comply with all policies and classroom procedures stated in the school handbook.
Students are expected to have consistent classroom attendance.
Rewards and Consequences
Students who follow the rules receive the most important reward, which is an interesting and effective learning experience. These students increase their opportunity to achieve academic success and self-discipline. In addition, I believe giving students positive words of encouragement, feedback, and praise when they perform as expected, in an effective incentive to follow the rules.
Students who have difficulty following the rules will receive the following consequences:
First Time: Warning
Second Time: Speak to the student after class.
Third Time: Speak to the student and call students’ parents.
Severe Disruption: Student sent immediately to the office.
Students are expected to complete assigned work by its due date. Late work will not be accepted unless a student has an excused absent. It is the student’s responsibility to acquire make-up work the first day present and arrange time for make-up quizzes or tests. The make-up assignment must be completed and returned to me within 3 days of the absence
Students' grades will be calculated by points and will then be converted into percentages for a letter grade. Points will be given for homework, projects, quizzes, tests, etc. Total points possible for a given marking period will vary depending on the number of assignments, quizzes, and tests given. All possible points for the marking period will be added up. Each student’s total points will be divided into the marking periods' points for a grade.
98-100 = A+ 78-79 = C+
92-97 = A 72-77 = C
90-91 = A- 70-71 = C-
88-89 = B+ 68-69 = D+
82-87 = B 62-67 = D
80-81 = B- 60-61 = D-
59 = E
It is each student’s responsibility to come to class prepared, participate in class, take notes, study and complete assignments and projects. I will work diligently to introduce and explain concepts and foster an effective learning environment. Parents are encouraged to monitor and assist their children as they work to complete the requirements of the class. In addition, parents are welcome to call and make appointments for conferences.
1. Enter the classroom in an appropriate manner.
2. Be seated by the time the bell rings.
3. Do your bell work.
4. Raise your hand to:
Talk or answer a question
Leave your seat
5. Stay in your seat until the bell rings.
6. Turn all work into work trays.
7. Please bring all books and supplies to class as I do not supply pens, pencils, etc.
8. Absolutely no electronics
9. You must use the hall pass you recieved from me to leave the room for any reason.