Education is a shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations. - Bob Beauprez
Actively participate with the lesson and activities. Don’t just go through the motions of copying down the notes/problems…try to work through them on your own!
Bring all of your materials each day to ensure that you can make the most out of each lesson. Set yourself up for success!
Complete practice assignments each night AND check your answers on the blog. The best way to learn math is to actually DO the math.
Be accountable for your learning. It is okay if you do not know how to do something but it is not okay to stop there. Mistakes are learning opportunities.
Commit to practicing each and every day, both in and outside of the classroom. The more you practice, the better you will become at ANYTHING. This idea works with math too! Remember that 20 – 30 minutes of practice each day will be more effective than 3 hours of “cramming” the night before.
Ask questions when confused and come in for extra help when needed.
When absent, copy the notes into your keeper and work through the missed assignments prior to coming in for help. You will be amazed with how much this will help your understanding of the material.
Be proactive and seek help immediately. Utilize in class time and extra help sessions to maximize your learning potential.
Check ParentView (Synergy) and the class blog weekly. This will be the fastest way for you to monitor your child’s progress in my class.
Encourage your child daily and assure them that they can be successful in math. There is no such thing as “not being a math person”. It may not come easy to them and it may take some hard work, but they can get there.
Monitor practice outside of the classroom. One of the main reasons students struggle is because they fail to complete practice problems on their own. Practice allows them to see where any gaps in their understanding may be.
Encourage your child to communicate with his/her teachers. At the high school level, it is very important that students learn how to advocate for themselves and take ownership of their learning.
I will maintain a positive learning environment where students can ask questions, get feedback, and receive encouragement to support their mastery of the content.
I will deliver content in a way that is organized, scaffolded for different levels of learning, and hopefully easily understood by all students.
I will communicate to parents using Synergy, blog updates, email and the remind text message system.
I will give back assessments back in a timely manner and provide students opportunities to demonstrate additional learning.
I will be available for extra help daily during class time and before school on Thursday mornings.