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1 You are about to view a presentation. Get out a piece of paper and a pen/pencil. Put your name on the top of the paper and write the numbers 1 through 5 down the left, skipping a few lines between each number. Listen to the presentation. As you are listening, write down at least five important ideas that your teacher is trying to get across to you. Be sure to use complete sentences.

2 Welcome to English

3 Daily materials needed  Pocket folder OR 3-ring binder  All required class materials  Pen or pencil Welcome to English

4 This is a pencil. Welcome to English

5 This is a pen. Welcome to English

6 You must bring something to write with to class. Welcome to English

7 Pens & pencils will not be provided in class. Welcome to English

8 This firefighter was FIRED. He “forgot to bring” the fire hydrant wrench to a fire. Welcome to English

9 This EMT was FIRED. She “forgot to bring” bandages to a call for a bleeding man lying in the street. Welcome to English

10 This landscaper went out of business. He kept “forgetting” to bring his lawn mowers, and shrub trimmers, and brooms when he went out on jobs. Welcome to English

11 What time is it? Welcome to English

12 It’s time to grow up. Welcome to English

13 It’s time to grow up. Welcome to English  NO excuses  NO self-sabotage  Just DO IT

14 Getting an “A” Welcome to English

15 Getting an “A” – 1 of 3  Be here on time every day Cutting class and tardiness are the biggest reasons why students fail classes at LTHS Welcome to English

16 Getting an “A” – 2 of 3  Be here on time every day  Turn in all of your work, including homework You MUST organize your stuff. Watch a live demo of how to do it! Welcome to English

17 Getting an “A” – 3 of 3  Be here on time every day  Turn in all of your work, including homework  Believe in yourself and try your hardest “I don’t know” and “I can’t” will steal a million dollars from you – more on that later Welcome to English

18 Worry about Number One Welcome to English  The pressure to conform  Are you worried that your buddies will laugh at you or call you a fu ng p y and an avvvsser and that you’re a sellout and that you’re whqqed by the man? When you’re making $4000 a month and they’re working at Wal-Mart, you can laugh at them.

19 Classroom culture  We are all here to learn  Learning involves making mistakes  People who never make mistakes never get better at anything Welcome to English

20 Classroom culture  If someone makes a mistake, be nice  If you’re friendly and helpful to others, they’ll be friendly and helpful to you Welcome to English

21 Heavy is good  If you want to get stronger, you have to lift heavy weights Welcome to English

22 Pain  He didn’t complain to his coach that this was hard to do and he didn’t want to do it Welcome to English

23 Pain = growth  She didn’t get to the Olympics by practicing every once in a while  She didn’t miss a practice  She didn’t give up when it got difficult Welcome to English

24 Team effort = success Welcome to English

25 It’s the same for your brain  It needs to work hard to grow  It needs to experience new things  It needs time to figure things out Welcome to English

26 Success = effort  Successful people believe in themselves and work hard at what they do  He’s a good doctor because he trained for 10,000 hours Welcome to English

27 Success = effort  He didn’t sleep in anatomy class  He didn’t try to cheat on his biochemistry exam  He never forgets his stethoscope Welcome to English

28 Excellence  He isn’t a genius  He is, however, a licensed electrical contractor making $68,000 a year  It wasn’t easy to earn his license Welcome to English

29 Excellence  He believed that he could do it  His lifetime earnings: $2,720,000  A Wal-Mart cashier’s lifetime earnings: $790,000 Welcome to English

30 Excellence  The payoff for his diploma and his four years of trade school and apprenticeship: $1,920,000 Welcome to English

31 Excellence  He didn’t cut classes in school  If he connects something wrong, another man will be electrocuted  “Extra credit” won’t help the dead man’s wife and children Welcome to English

32 Class rules = real world rules  Tardiness  Cutting class  Bathroom/water  Cell phone  Food & drinks  Sleeping  Learning atmosphere Welcome to English

33 Tardiness  Be in the classroom before the bell  Tardy slips are written every time—no exceptions  You get one “free” tardy each semester  For legitimate problems, speak with your teacher Class rules

34 Tardiness  DO NOT come into the room almost tardy and say, “I have to go to the washroom” and then leave—you will be marked tardy  Washroom crowded? Ask to leave after class has started. Class rules

35 Tardiness  Tardiness is one of the top three reasons why people are fired  What are the other two? Class rules

36 Tardiness  Tardiness is one of the top three reasons why people are fired  Absenteeism  Does not take orders/ does not work well with others Class rules

37 Missing class  Cutting class is the single biggest reason why students fail classes  “My mom called me in” does not mean you weren’t cutting class Class rules

38 Missing class  All missed work can be turned in later for 100% credit  No late penalty  Why does your teacher have this policy? Class rules

39 Washroom / drink break  You can take a break if you need to  Ask permission first  Try to visit the washroom during passing period  Please don’t abuse the privilege Class rules

40 Cell phone  Out of sight and off before entering the classroom  Please help avoid an unpleasant confrontation with your teacher Class rules

41 Cell phone  “Why would teachers think I’m not paying attention just because I’m looking at my cell phone?” -student quote, 2011 Class rules

42 Cell phone  “If I don’t text my girlfriend back, she’ll get mad.” -student quote, 2011 Class rules

43 Cell phone  “But it’s my mom!” -student quote, 2010 Class rules

44 Food & drinks  Keep your clean, quiet, quick eating to yourself Class rules Please drop crumbs on the floor. Oh please oh please oh please…

45 Food & drinks  Only during the first few minutes of class Class rules Please drop crumbs on the floor. Oh please oh please oh please…

46 Food & drinks  In the past, students who persistently violated this policy have been the cause of the food/drink privilege being permanently suspended for the entire class  They crunched food loudly, threw candy to other students, left crumbs all over the floor, and otherwise acted like irresponsible children Class rules

47 Sleeping in class  Prohibited  The school nurse and your family will be contacted, because something is wrong  You cannot remain in the classroom if you are unable to stay awake  It is not amusing, it is not OK, it is not something to be ignored Class rules

48 Experience your actual life  News flash: you are a teenager  Teenagers need a minimum of 8-9 hours of sleep every day  Do you wake up at about 6:30? You should be in bed by 10:00. Welcome to English My grades suck. (yawn) I hate school. What’s the point? (yawn) I… *zzzzzz*

49 Experience your actual life  If you are tired all the time, you are not getting enough sleep. Go to bed earlier. Welcome to English  You may need 9 or 10 hours of sleep every night. This is normal.

50 Good wakeup food  Fresh fruit  Cold or hot cereal, toast, muffins  Raisins: lots of sugar and energy  Have a stash of snack bars, etc., in your locker Welcome to English

51 This is not your teacher Welcome to English

52 He is not evil Welcome to English

53 If he asks you to do something, Welcome to English

54 He is not planning to kill your family Welcome to English

55 It’s just that you’re talking a little too much, Welcome to English

56 Or you’re getting off track… Welcome to English

57 So don’t overreact… Welcome to English

58 …and cooperate. Note: real men (and women) maintain control. Welcome to English

59 Your teacher’s goal: NO writeups. None. Ever. Welcome to English

60 Feed your brain  Your teacher will give you lots of healthy brain food that will make you a better thinker, a better reader, and a better writer  Please don’t sit there and starve Welcome to English

61 Get ready to learn! Welcome to English

62 I hope you enjoyed the presentation. Look at your sheets and finish writing down at least five important ideas that the presentation was trying to get across to you. There should be at least five. You may be able to think of more. Please write the ideas in complete sentences.

63 Now skip a few lines on your paper and finish these two sentences: “One of the good things about the presentation was… “The presentation could have been more effective if it…


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