In our first week together, we collaborated to create our shared expectations of what GRIT looks like in our classroom. That list of expectations is posted at the front of our classroom, and each student initialed that contract. Throughout our time together, it is important to revisit those expectations and recommit to them.
Specifically, in the week ahead we will be revisiting what our classroom expectations are for the beginning of our class time. These are the behaviors that we agreed help our classroom run smoothly and fairly.
Classroom Expectations: Beginning our Class
Simply stated: If what you are doing interferes with your learning or someone else's, hurts someone’s heart, or prevents you from being your best self - you shouldn’t be doing it.
Let's start our semester off strong by working toward getting the most out of our learning time together. This week we will focus on the behavior expectations for the opening of our class time.
Ms. Jen Ward
An interest in helping young people discover and define their writing voice and reading interests drives Ms. Jennifer Ward to cultivate a student-centered learning environment, one that supports individual learning goals and incorporates purposeful use of technology. In March 2017, Ms. Ward was named teacher of the month by Michigan's 86th district state representative, Thomas Albert. In March 2016, she was named a TED-Ed Innovative Educator and is also a Google Certified Innovator, National Writing Project Consultant, and a 2014 PASCD Emerging Leader. Ms. Ward taught for 13 years in a Philadelphia suburban district and returned to her home state in 2015. In 2017, she joined the Grandville High School bulldogs!