Presentation on theme: "It’s a New Day in English 12! Classroom Expectations for the Project Design Unit."— Presentation transcript:
It’s a New Day in English 12! Classroom Expectations for the Project Design Unit
What’s different? You are in charge of your own time. You seek out what you need. You manage yourself. You plan what should be happening during class time (use your calendar). You understand that your behavior and performance are being constantly evaluated. More than ever, you are expected to act as an adult and professional. No one will be telling you what to do—you are responsible for your own success.
Conditional Freedom Ideally, I would like to give you as much freedom as possible to travel to different parts of the building if you have a real need to gain access to resources. This is, of course, conditional. The staff is aware of your project design task, and has been encouraged to help you *if* you are acting and communicating as an adult professional. They have also been encouraged to report you/deny resources if they feel that you are not acting appropriately. Don’t embarrass us! Make us proud!
What does it mean to act as an adult professional?
OK Talking productively— asking questions, for ideas and feedback. Every-once-in-a-while sidetracks. Asking instructor for feedback. Bringing things in or asking permission to go elsewhere with a good reason. Good-natured humor. Working and getting stuff done. Rowdiness Gossiping/trash talking Wasting time Doing nothing or doing work for a different class/organization Being so dependent on an instructor or friend that you’re not actually doing any work. Abusing the privilege of freedom. Distracting others. Disrespect. Loud laughing, shrieking, talking, etc. NOT OK
What can I do during class work time?
How about… Write Read Design Draw Record Get feedback/advice Contact people Make lists/plans Obtain materials Update/develop Google site Test Distribute Get support
Get out your calendars—apply and finalize your plan. Then, get to work!