It is always earned, never given. My expectations and guidelines are mapped out for you here. I have set these in place so there is no confusion as to what I expect from you, the student. If the procedures, rules, or expectations are not adhered to there will be consequences, which are also outlined here. These are simple steps and expected behaviors for high school students within this classroom. If you have questions about these please discuss them with me right away.
My classroom philosophy is simple:
Successful teaching is accomplished by creating a dynamic, collaborative, and respectful learning environment to foster divergent thinking for the needs of present, and future, members of industry and society.
Guidelines adjusted and updated for 2015-2016. A digital version of these rules and guidelines are available HERE
If discipline is needed, here are the levels:
1. Verbal warning
2. Call home
4. Referral to office
* Serious offenses can, at the teacher's discretion, result in more severe consequences regardless of previous steps taken.