Two-Minute Review – Entry slip, trivia questions, etc.
Have an essential question for the focus of the lesson
Math – Daily homework checks post-notes
Cell phones are a tool and should be used as such. Except during summative assessments, students may use them to search the internet for information.
There will be activities where students will have to use their phones for apps and internet searches
Students without cell phones will be provided laptops, iPads, or be put in groups where someone else has a phone
When cell phones become a distraction, the student will get a warning and if it continues then they must leave their phone on my desk until the end of class
Respect each other
Students must hold themselves accountable for their actions
Beyond these two rules, I feel everything else is superficial. If we adhere to these, then we don’t need any more rules.
Everyone has bad days. It’s just a fact of life. So if a student acts out, they will first get a warning, but if it continues then I will ask them to stay after class so that we can make a plan for the next time a “bad day” happens.
If a students’ mark start to lag below the passing point after the first unit of the course, make a plan with the student about how they can best be helped.
Tutorial times, extra homework problems, extra time to write assessments, etc.
After the second unit if marks haven’t improved, call the parents to let them know of the situation and come up with a plan that all parties can agree to.