Classroom, learning is participatory and communal—we advance together, struggle together and work towards a positive environment together. This requires CITIZENSHIP: individual participants working to strengthen our classroom community and being aware of how one's actions impact others. CITIZENS are engaged and may freely express their views.
I expect that you will contribute to making our community safe and intellectually challenging. I expect that students will not use language that is insulting, derogatory or makes others feel uncomfortable, including comments that denigrate people by race, nationality, and gender identity--EVEN IF IT IS NOT DIRECTED AT CLASSROOM MEMBER. I expect that students who hear or witness behavior or speech that denigrates others will speak up.
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You'll be evaluated every quarter by the following citizenship criteria: Engaged and present for entire class, every day:
Seated and begins work when class begins, not tardy (NOT getting a drink, at locker)
Laptop (with homework open) and planner on desk each day
Does not leave room excessively (bathroom, locker, etc.); present first/last 10 minutes
Is not chatty or disruptive; does not interrupt or speak over others
Asks questions; takes risks and tries out ideas; does not dominate discussion
Addresses all colleagues when speaking, not just teacher or some classmates
Headphones, cell phones and other devices are never visible
Responsible for the classroom:
Does not bring food or drink to class (except water in reusable bottles only bottles only)
Recycles, puts away all visible trash, makes effort to keep room neat, does not throw anything
Regularly helps arrange desks
Works cooperatively with classroom colleagues:
Fulfills your portion of work in groups
Makes effort to sit near and work with any and all classmates
Treats all classmates as equal members of learning community—offers support, encouragement, clarification and help to any and all classmates
Ownership over your learning—you take responsibility for your learning:
Asks questions or seeks help from Mr. Grande or other students after not understanding something or doing poorly on a quiz, test, essay.
Reschedules quizzes/tests, get notes when absent
Pays attention to directions and deadlines; Uses calendar or assignment book every day