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Classroom Management

2019-2020 Classroom Management Plan - Mr. Powers

Expectations upon entering the classroom:

  1. Be prepared.
  2. Have a positive attitude and be ready to learn.
  3. Be polite.
  4. Be on time.

Starting the class/lesson:

  1. Enter the classroom quietly and begin the entry task. If you discover you forgot something or have a question, do your best to problem solve the situation without the help of the teacher. The teacher will be available to help after attendance has been taken.
  2. In order to expedite taking attendance, please remain seated for the first 5 minutes of class time.
  3. Read through the instructional outcome.

Individual behavior expectations:

  1. Use an appropriate voice tone for the learning task.
  2. Raise your hand to be recognized.
  3. Participate in discussions.
  4. Do not use personal technology during class. (phones, tablets, smart watches, etc)
  5. Don’t damage or write on school property.

Group/lab expectations:

  1. Be a productive member of the group (make everyone feel welcome).
  2. Know your role in the group (everyone participates).
  3. Understand that all members of the group are responsible for achieving the instructional outcome.
  4. Be respectful of the lab materials and equipment.
  5. Clean up and reset the lab materials before leaving class.

Assignment/work/test procedures:

  1. Have proper heading on papers (name, date, class period).
  2. Complete everything to the best of your ability.
  3. When taking notes, use the Cornell note taking strategy.
  4. Keep your science journal organized and up-to-date.
  5. If you get done with the assigned work early, you are welcome to read a book or work on other school assignments.

Make-Up work procedures:

  1. Check Mr. Powers’ staff page at the Medical Lake Middle School website to find a list of the assigned daily work. The work will be listed on the “Science Assignment Calendar”. Click on the assignment title to view the assignment details.
  2. Lab sheets and other documents can often be accessed through your Google Classroom account.
  3. If you need extra help – ASK! (before school, lunch time, or after school)

Exiting the classroom:

  1. Make sure your desk/table is clean and ready for the next class.
  2. Stand behind your seat until you are excused by the teacher. The bell does not dismiss you, the teacher does.
  3. Walk and be polite.
  4. Reflect on the goals of today’s lesson. Hold yourself accountable for reaching the learning target.

Emergency procedures:

1. Fire Drills

  • Exit in an orderly manner.
  • Line up with your 2nd period teacher.
  • Students should line up alphabetically by last name.
  • Wait until the all clear is given before going back to class.
2. Shelter in place (Lockdown)
  • The windows need to closed and shaded.
  • The door is closed and locked.
  • All students are seated and quietly working.