Classroom Expectations/Management Plan
The purpose of these Behavior Management Guidelines is to foster a safe, positive environment for learning by expecting students to practice self-discipline, citizenship skills, and social skills.
- Respect teachers’, other students’, and school property.
- Behavior that interferes with the instructor’s ability to teach or your classmates’ ability to learn will not be tolerated and appropriate action will be taken.
- Permission to leave class for water or restroom use is granted only during non-instructional time.
- Water in clear containers is allowed in class. Food and other beverages are not allowed in the classroom or in the science building. Thanks in advance for helping to keep our science building looking great!
- Hats/hoods pulled up are not allowed in class.
- Cell phones, iPods (mp3s), headphones, or personal video game units are generally not allowed in class – this includes any games stored on calculators. Cell phones may be used occasionally with instructor permission as timers, or as chemistry research and study tools.
At Everett High School we value honesty and integrity of work. Cheating on tests and homework by copying other students’ work is not acceptable. Making copies of digital documents is also considered cheating. When you cheat, you will receive a failing grade (0.0%) for that learning activity. Cheating also includes the aiding and abetting of cheating by others. Plagiarism, the act of borrowing another author’s work without crediting that author and thereby implying that it is one’s own, is academically dishonest and a form of cheating. Students found cheating or plagiarizing will be referred to school administration.
Tips for Success in Chemistry
In order to reach your maximum potential in this course, the following guidelines are provided:
- Attendance: Be present physically & mentally. Missing class time due to absences or tardies puts you behind, and catching up can be very difficult. Students who are unsuccessful in chemistry usually have attendance issues.
- Do Your Homework: Homework completion is essential to practicing the concepts learned in class and to reinforce the learning that we did during the day. This is how you’ll know if you’re “not getting it”.
- Don’t Multi-task: Chemistry is difficult for many students, and requires focus. When you are studying or doing homework, turn off your digital devices to avoid distractions. If you are having trouble, walk away and take a break for a few minutes.
- Come Prepared: Bring all needed materials every day and have them ready when the bell rings.
- Don’t Get Behind: Procrastinating on homework leads to lack of understanding of concepts and poor performance on summative assessments.
- Don’t Cheat: Cheating on homework or classwork is counterproductive. To be successful on assessments, you must be able to solve problems on your own.
- Get Help: If you’re stuck, ask for help from the teacher, from another student or take advantage of after school tutoring help.
- Use Class Time Efficiently: Assignments not finished during the regular class period should be finished on your own.
- Live Healthy: Eat foods that are good for you, drink water – sports drinks, soda, and energy drinks are not beneficial to your health. Exercise every day, and get plenty of sleep. Healthy habits begin now!