Bryan Weems, Ed.S.
The most effective learning environment is one that promotes positive interactions, safety, and acceptance of different viewpoints. As the classroom teacher, I will strive to accommodate all learners in an equitable manner with minimal disruption to the learning process.
- Keep your hands to yourself.
- Listen attentively when others are speaking.
- Respect each other.
- Be prepared for class. Sharpen pencils before class begins.
- Stay on-task and focused. Cooperative groups must practice this skill regularly.
- No food without teacher permission. Water is acceptable at all times if inappropriate
- Bathroom privileges are granted after direct instruction is completed.
- Please do not wad papers in my class. Fold trash neatly or lay flat in the recycling
- NO BUBBLES! If I can tell what color your gum is, it must be thrown away.
- 10. Be responsible for yourself and your classmates. Each of you possess wonderful
leadership qualities. Practice them in class.
- Electronic devices such as cameras, iPods, and tablets should only be used with teacher
- Follow the 7 Habits: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First Things First, Think WinWin, Seek First to Understand - Then Be Understood, Synergize, and Sharpen the Saw.
Minor Behavior Issues– Proximity, eye contact, and redirection; verbal warning
Disruptive Behavior Issues – Conduct slip and/or logical consequence.
S– Sit Up
A– Ask and Answer Questions
T– Track the Speaker
In this course, we will study early US History. We will explore historical events, notable figures, and important places as well as how these details have connections to our society today. Common Core’s focus on literacy in the content areas is followed through various excerpts and reading passages. This is a writing intensive course!
TOPICS OF STUDY:
2. Development of a New Nation
3. The Constitution
4. Growth of a Young Nation
5. US Role on World Stage
7. Slavery in America
8. Civil War
10. Westward Expansion
F below 70
Instructional Reinforcement 40%