I believe that all students are capable of learning and deserve the best possible education.
I am currently teaching Civics and Economics at VPAC. I plan to create an environment that promotes learning through the Design Principles of North Carolina New Schools. In my class students will read, write, think, and talk every day.
In order to be successful in this class, students must complete assigned work, be attentive in class and keep up with all assigned reading. There is a lot of information to cover so class will move at a fairly quick pace and comprehension will be tested on the state MSL at the completion of this course. Attendance is crucial. Nothing can replace the information discussed in class. I am available before or after school for any student concerns about the class.
The following is a list of class rules that will be stressed at all times:
1. All school rules will apply in this classroom at all times.
2. Respect will be shown for everyone in the class.
3. Students are expected to be in class at all times. Students are responsible for all missed assignments.
4. Students are expected to bring all class materials everyday.
5. Class participation is very important. All students must participate in class discussions.
6. Teamwork is stressed at all times. Everyone must participate in class projects.
Grading system Average Breakdown Supplies
A= 93-100 Exams: 30% 3 ring Binder
B= 85-92 Projects: 30% Paper
C= 77-84 Homework: 20% Writing utensils
D= 70-76 Classwork, Quizzes, Spiral Notebook
F= 0-69 Participation: 20%
Exams are given approximately once a week. Projects may be given in place of or in addition to exams. Homework is assigned approximately three times a week and can include online research, worksheets that require reading of the textbook, study guides for test preparation, etc. Projects can be individual or group assignments that might require time outside of the classroom. Your student is also required to keep an organized 3-ring notebook throughout the entire course.