A&P Classroom Expectations


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A&P Classroom Expectations

  1. 1. Mr. Hildebrandt, Fall Semester 2011-12 Course Summary Welcome! Anatomy & Physiology I will cover histology, organ systems, disorders, andother related topics that effect human body movement. Students will initially learn aboutappropriate and specific biochemistry, cells, and tissues. Discussions will then move intostructure and function of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, and cardiovascular systems.Students will also have the opportunity to build human models, do research, gather physiologicaldata, and present information. The class will be broken down into units. Each unit will consist of an examination/testand occasional quizzes (dates will be announced in advance). During each unit, students will berequired to participate in class discussions, labs, minor dissections, and group projects. Note-taking will also be required as well as the completion of various homework assignments. Thisclass will involve hard work and memorization. It can be enjoyable if you want it to be. ExpectationsClassroom Rules: In order to have an enjoyable time while learning it is necessary to set upsome classroom rules. I have just three. ONE: Use appropriate, kind, and respectful language when addressing Mr. Hildebrandt (or another instructor), your peers, or yourself. TWO: You will come prepared to learn, with books, paper, pens, homework, and with an open mind, healthy body, and positive attitude. THREE: We will do all that it takes to create and support a safe, quiet environment in which all can learn. A. CANDY. FOOD, DRINKS, iPods, MP3s, ear buds, BIG JACKETS, and CELL PHONES are prohibited in the classroom area. B. ALL purses, book bags, backpacks must be stored on the lab tables. C. Dispose trash and recyclables in the proper receptacle. If you are not sure if something is recyclable – ask. No littering!
  2. 2. 2011-12 VIKING VALUES Mr. Hildebrandt, Room 1108 • Stay on task and work hard • Come prepared to learnVALUE SELF • Take responsibility for your own behavior • Be a team player • Help maintain a positive learning RESP E C T environment OTH E R S • Listen and comply with teacher directions • Take care of the lab equipment, computers, and lab stations • Maintain respect for the “school rules” in the classroomHON O R OUR • Take responsibility for the SCH O O L cleanliness of our space. Recycle, Reuse, Recycle when possible. • Respect the personal electronics parameters
  3. 3. ...Rules continued - If a student chooses not to follow these rules, there will be appropriateconsequences (i.e., contacting a parent, confiscation, etc.). As a result, I always invite studentsto create any other “rules” that might be needed in order to enforce the three just mentioned.Tardiness: Students must be quiet and in their assigned desks when the bell rings. At thispoint, students will get ready to learn while roll is taken, passes signed, etc. Any other behaviorwill be considered a tardy.Walking Around or Leaving the classroom: Unless the activity involves movingaround the classroom, students are to remain seated a ready to learn. I will try my hardest toplan many active activities whenever possible. “Wander” into the lab area without permission isprohibited.Students will not be allowed to leave the room during class time discussions unless it is anabsolute emergency. If it is an emergency -- just go. I will send someone to check on you orcheck on you myself.During other parts of class (lab, group work, etc.) a student can ask to visit the washroom, waterfountain, etc. They MUST have a school ID and carry the classroom clipboard. StudentsMUST also sign out on the student log. Remember: Using hall passes is a privilege and if astudent abuses this privilege he or she will not be allowed to use the pass at all.Dismissal/Clean-Up: Students will be dismissed by Mr. Hildebrandt - NOT by the bell.Until then, stay in your assigned seats! Closing books early and walking towards or standingaround the door is prohibited. When modeling or dissecting, the last few minutes of the periodwill be set aside as clean-up time. Mr. Hildebrandt will announce to the class when it is time tostart the clean-up.Grading Scale: Mr. Hildebrandt uses the scale listed below when correcting most tests,quizzes, homework, and projects. Other projects or assignments may use student learningcontracts or conferencing which would involve the student in the grading process. A -- 93%-100% A- -- 90%-92% B+ -- 88%-89% B -- 83%-87% B- -- 80%-82% C+ -- 78%-79% C -- 73%-77% C- -- 70%-72% D+ -- 68%-69% D -- 63%-67% D- -- 60%-62% F -- 59% and below
  4. 4. Classroom Participation Grade: All students are expected to regularly: followinstructions, attend class, try their best, volunteer in class, and actively engage in dissections andmodeling. Students will receive a grade each quarter for their level of participation. Thisparticipation grade holds substantial weight and can greatly influence the grade at the end ofeach quarter. See participation criteria at the end of this packet.Turning in assignments/Returning assignments: Each class will have a “Return”folder in which corrected/inputted assignments are placed. Assignments in this folder can betaken out at any time.Late Work/Make-up work: Students will be given two days to make-up missed workONLY when Mr. Hildebrandt receives a pre-excuse slip or notice from the office that the absenceis excused. Students are always expected to hand in their assignments on time. Late work will becorrected and returned BUT it will be recorded as a “one”.Extra Credit: There are two types of “extra” points available to students: Improvement Bonus Points - A student can receive up to 10 bonus points if he or she improves two entire letter grades from one test to the next (i.e. a student gets a “B-” on a major test after getting a “D-” on the previous one). It is the student’s responsibility to make the teacher aware of the improvement. Extra Credit Projects may be available at times. The student’s project idea MUST be cleared by Mr. Hildebrandt before you begin work. All regular assignments must be completed before extra credit projects will be allowed.I understand the above classroom rules and will honor them.Signature date
  5. 5. Class ParticipationParticipation is a very important part of the learning process. I expect students to participateregularly in Anatomy & Physiology. Participation is worth 1/3 or 33% of your Anatomy &Physiology quarter grade. I factor in participation at the end of each quarter and students areevaluated in the following manner. A student must demonstrate all criteria listed to receive thatgrade.For example, if a student does all of the things mentioned under the “A” category but had two tardIes andone absence that student would get bumped to a “B” for a class participation grade.PARTICIPATION EVALUATION GUIDELINESA DEMONSTRATES SUPERIORITY Always takes an active role in learning, dissections, etc. Frequently participates and uses thoughtful inquiry Consistently demonstrates a genuine desire to learn Regularly shares ideas with instructors and peers Willing to take intellectual risks and support opinions Always listens intently and respectfully to others (no “electronics” violations) Prepared when called on 0-2 absences or tardiesB DEMONSTRATES COMPETENCE Takes an active role in learning, dissections, etc. Regularly participates and uses thoughtful inquiry Generally demonstrates a genuine desire to learn Occasionally shares ideas with instructors and peers Usually willing to take intellectual risks and support opinions Regularly listens intently and respectfully to others OR one “electronics”violations Usually prepared when called on 3-4 absences or tardiesC SUGGESTS COMPETENCE Does not always take an active role in learning, dissections, etc. Only occasionally participates and uses inquiry Depends on others to make learning meaningful Hesitant but able to share ideas with instructors and peers Reluctant to take intellectual risks and support opinions Occasionally does not listen OR numerous “electronics” violations Speaks only when called on and may only respond with obvious remarks 5-6 absences or tardiesD DOES NOT DEMONSTRATE COMPETENCE Rarely takes an active role in learning, dissections, etc. Does not participate or use inquiry Demonstrates little or no desire to learn Unwilling to share ideas with instructors and peers Does not take intellectual risks or give opinions Frequently does not respect others OR repeated “electronics” violations Speaks only when called on and is usually unprepared to respond 7-8 absences or tardies