For Future Students & Parents
Class Norms & Expectations
My classroom objective is to instill in students a desire for strong families and communities, tolerance and openness to differing and multi-cultural perspectives, a commitment to life-long learning, and the belief that achievement is possible for every student. My classroom will be a tolerant space for all students, and we will focus on developing a respectful learning community of hard-working learners.
Each year, I plan to ask students to develop their own norms for their classroom. I want students to take responsibility for the atmosphere in their environment, and to have a voice in the operations of their class. Having a discussion on classroom climate and fairness early in the year is crucial to sparking dialogue regarding tolerance and civic responsibility throughout the year.
In addition to some student-created norms, my expectations for every class are the following:
- Every voice is valuable.
- All of us deserve courtesy, respect, and honor.
- We are reliable and trustworthy teammates.
- We lean in and work hard to achieve our goals.
- Even when it’s not fair, we will still bring our best.
Resources for Students
- Love creative writing? Write your story this November.
- Poetry slam– write, speak, and compete!
- Practice grammar in our online classroom.
- Learn about Pre-AP, P-SATs, and SATs.
- Use these tools from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about future careers and fields.
Resources for Parents
- To prepare your child for success as an adult in a changing world, teachers are beginning to adopt new educational strategies in the classroom.
- Free tutoring for AISD students through public libraries.
- How can you help your teen in school? Here are some tips.
- View state curricular standards, standardized testing information, and more.