Class Procedures


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  • Come in. Get your journal. Go to your seat. It’s that easy. Trust me. When I dismiss you, before you leave – not in the middle of class – just put it back on the right shelf. Um… you should… uh… that’s a very good question. Moving on…
  • Class Procedures

    1. 1. Theater I: Class Procedures Improved Review for the NEW year! Now BIGGER, BETTER… and 50% off the original price!
    2. 2. What’s the point, Yanchak?? <ul><li>Here’s the deal: </li></ul><ul><li>1. It’s a new year. </li></ul><ul><li>2. I know you know how school works. Really, I do. But sometimes it’s good to review. </li></ul><ul><li>3. We’re going to be starting some pretty fun and messy stuff, and it’s good to have all the old stuff settled and in place before we get to the new stuff. Savvy? </li></ul>
    3. 3. Entering the Classroom <ul><li>Enter the room quietly. </li></ul><ul><li>Go get your folder. </li></ul><ul><li>Take your assigned seat. </li></ul><ul><li>Copy any journals/notes from the board and prepare for class with all your materials. </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>A Lesson in Simplicity </li></ul>Raising Hands 101
    5. 5. Raising Hands 101 <ul><li>Have a question RELATED TO THE TOPIC in your head. </li></ul><ul><li>Raise your hand in the air (like so). Notice the lack of noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Wait silently to be called on (by me). </li></ul><ul><li>When called on, lower your hand (like so). </li></ul><ul><li>Ask your question & wait for the answer! A delight! </li></ul>In notes: Raise your hand to let me know you have something to say!
    6. 6. <ul><li>When someone else is talking, please stay silent so we can ALL hear the person talking. </li></ul><ul><li>The ceilings are high and the acoustics are awful.  </li></ul>Other Facts of Note:
    7. 7. Respecting Stuff (& People) It’s totally awesome and rad. Wicked cool.
    8. 8. Respecting People <ul><li>Constructive Criticism = saying difficult things in a way that won’t offend anyone. </li></ul><ul><li>Safe space = a space where you feel comfortable being who you are, without fear of being hurt emotionally or physically. </li></ul><ul><li>Theater class = a safe space for constructive criticism </li></ul>
    9. 9. Folders & Notes: The Down Low, The Skinny <ul><li>Do you even grade these? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. Yes, I do. </li></ul><ul><li>Notes are randomly collected. (Which is to say I’ll be collecting them at random. So it’s pretty random when I collect them.) </li></ul><ul><li>I always forget my journal… </li></ul><ul><li>Or… my locker is all the way across the school… </li></ul><ul><li>Or… my kid brother eats my books… </li></ul><ul><li>Or… there was a ninja invasion and I can’t keep my journal at home… </li></ul>Keep your journal in the appropriate box/shelf/area in the theater classroom. Just take it with you when permission is granted to study for a quiz/test/performance.
    10. 10. Silly questions I’ve been asked in the past, re: notes and folders: 1. How am I supposed to get my journal if I’m supposed to go right to my seat? 2. Well, now I’ve got my journal, and I don’t know what to do with it when class is over. 3. I’ve got this huge ball of earwax stuck in my ear and I think there might be a colony of bats living in it. What do I do? Come in. Get your journal. Go to your seat. It’s that easy. Trust me. When I dismiss you, before you leave – not in the middle of class – just put it back on the right shelf. Um… you should… uh… that’s a very good question. Moving on…
    11. 11. The bottom line: You should make sure to have your journal/notes (and extra note paper) with you everyday in class. And a pencil. Or a pen. Or both, if you’re feeling especially fantastic .
    12. 12. Tardy Procedures <ul><li>When you come into the classroom after the official start time of class… YOU ARE TARDY. </li></ul><ul><li>If that happens, before you go to your seat, please sign the TARDY LOG. </li></ul><ul><li>Student: I was late, but I didn’t sign your log. So there.  </li></ul><ul><li>Ms. Y: So? I still marked you tardy. That’s how the cookie crumbles. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Exiting the Classroom <ul><li>When I give you the 5 minute warning, it’s time for CLEAN-UP! </li></ul><ul><li>Once your table is clean and your supplies are put away, take your seat. </li></ul><ul><li>The folks who have cleaned their tables and who are seated quietly will be dismissed by me. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Exiting the Classroom <ul><li>What’s the point??? </li></ul><ul><li>Theater can get messy. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not your maid. For reals. </li></ul><ul><li>No one else in this room is responsible for your mess either.  </li></ul>
    15. 15. <ul><li>Or, “You only get three; so don’t have to pee.” </li></ul>Hall Pass Permits
    16. 16. Steps to Success: Hall Pass Permits <ul><li>Steps 1 & 2: </li></ul><ul><li>1.Raise your hand (see Raising Hands 101). </li></ul><ul><li>2.Ask to use the restroom/go to your locker/etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Steps 3, 4, & 5: </li></ul><ul><li>3. I will ask for your permit. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Let me sign it. </li></ul><ul><li>5. You should then go fill out the red plastic hall pass from its home near the tardy log. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Steps to Success: Hall Pass Permits <ul><li>Step 6: </li></ul><ul><li>6. Enjoy your five minutes of freedom in the restroom, at your locker, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Step 7: </li></ul><ul><li>7. When you return, enter quietly and return the hall pass to its home. </li></ul>In notes: remember, you have to have your permit to go ANYWHERE with the hall pass!
    18. 18. Courtesy Rules * Please do not ask to use the hall pass at the start or end of class. (It won’t end the way you’d like it to.) <ul><li>If I’m talking to the class about something, </li></ul><ul><li>please don’t ask to use the hall pass. </li></ul>2. If you already know someone is out with the hall pass, please don’t ask to use it. 3. If it’s an emergency, you should let me know in private. We can arrange something quickly.
    19. 19. <ul><li>This ALL goes in your notes, regardless of font color. Sorry, guys. </li></ul>Student Responsibilities
    20. 20. <ul><li>Bring all required materials to class EVERY DAY. Journal, pencil/pen, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Be ready to work as soon as you enter; don’t leave until dismissed. </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions the first time that I give them, please. </li></ul><ul><li>Respect other human beings and their property. </li></ul><ul><li>Observe all rules listed in the EHS Student Code of Conduct… </li></ul>
    21. 21. Consequences… Look at the cool posters on the wall above the board! Yeah!
    22. 22. <ul><li>First offense: WARNING. You’ll sign my happy orange book. </li></ul><ul><li>2 nd & 3 rd offense: D-HALL. Sign the book; D-HALL scheduled. </li></ul><ul><li>4 th offense: PARENT CONTACT. Sign the book. Parent contacted. </li></ul><ul><li>5 th offense: REFERRAL. Sign book. Referral submitted. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Don’t we get to do anything fun?... Why can’t we play games?... Why can’t theater be fun AND educational?... Do you hate us or something? </li></ul>Hey, Yanchak!?
    24. 24. Practical Rewards <ul><li>At your table, discuss what types of rewards are PRACTICAL for good behavior and performance in a theater class. </li></ul><ul><li>Make a LIST (yes, write please) of at least 10 possible PRACTICAL rewards. </li></ul><ul><li>Note: Food/Candy/Parties are illegal. Just sayin’. </li></ul>