What should be expected of me, the teacher. Students should expect that the teacher:
Arrive on time
Be dressed presentably for the general public
Respect the young ladies and gentlemen in class
Be understanding of the needs of the class
Be prepared to teach the class
Be able to answer questions
Not speak when the student is speaking
Not text in class
Not make or answer phone calls in class
-- Of course there are exceptions to every rule. This does not mean that the exception should become the rule.
-- If these are the expectations of the students, then why should the teacher, expect no less?
My educational philosophy is a simple one: A student is to learn to the best of his or her ability.
I do not compare students, each student is an individual. While we, as teachers, are forced to give grades, this does not mean that the accomplishments of one student are that of another. Parents do not compare their children, since teachers take the place of parents while the children are in school, teachers ought not compare students.
It is my goal to provide the students with every opportunity to excel. If a student does poorly on a test, the student is encouraged to take it again, within a reasonable time of the learning of the first grade. Learning comes about from providing success not failures.
Contrary to popular student belief, students earn their grades, consequently, teachers do not fail their students.
If a child is hungry, then s/he should eat. No one can learn if s/he is hungry.
There are no assigned seats: Assigned seats will arise if the need to assign seats were to arise.
Questions are encouraged: If everyone knew all the answers then there would be no need for schools.
If someone is having a bad day, then s/he should let the teacher know: I certainly do not want to contribute to it.
Students are to write in Bic blue or Bic black ink on tests: I correct in color.
Deadlines are to be respected. Exceptions are given, however, there will be limits.
Always speak the truth
Practical advise for the course
Take good notes: Tests and quizzes are derived from material covered in class
Listen in class: Questions asked in class will reflect the material that will be included on the test
Do homework when given: Homework reflects what will be on the test
Tricky questions are only given in the Bonus segment of a test. The 110 MUST be earned.