Our classroom: a community Our philosophy and what it means
The philosophy stated simply <ul><li>This classroom is a  learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Important aspects: </li></u...
Everyone is involved <ul><li>This classroom is a  learning community </li></ul><ul><li>The community is owned by all the p...
What happens in a community <ul><li>Everyone in the community has something to offer the other people </li></ul><ul><li>Th...
New Classroom procedures <ul><li>In our effort to practice our philosophy, we’re going to start some new procedures </li><...
New Procedures <ul><li>Asking a question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must ask AT LEAST   two  peers before asking the teache...
New Procedures <ul><li>Grades/assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about grades must be submitted in writing </li><...
New Procedures <ul><li>Any suggestions?  </li></ul>
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These is the philosophy of our classroom for English 9 (particularly, the Red 2 class)

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  1. 1. Our classroom: a community Our philosophy and what it means
  2. 2. The philosophy stated simply <ul><li>This classroom is a learning community </li></ul><ul><li>Important aspects: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A community means multiple people working together </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The fundamental and common purpose is learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>even if you don’t want to be here, someone does, and their reason is your learning </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Everyone is involved <ul><li>This classroom is a learning community </li></ul><ul><li>The community is owned by all the participants in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone here has equal right to feel comfortable </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone here deserves to be pushed to learn </li></ul>
  4. 4. What happens in a community <ul><li>Everyone in the community has something to offer the other people </li></ul><ul><li>The teachers are simply one authority of many </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers’ main role is as organizer </li></ul>
  5. 5. New Classroom procedures <ul><li>In our effort to practice our philosophy, we’re going to start some new procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for new procedures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To utilize the learning community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To build your skills of working together productively </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To preserve the sanity of the teachers </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. New Procedures <ul><li>Asking a question </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You must ask AT LEAST two peers before asking the teacher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll check – be clear in asking </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Off task behavior </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You have the authority to tell a peer to get back on task – or to knock it off. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. New Procedures <ul><li>Grades/assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions about grades must be submitted in writing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put them on the desk up front </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Feedback on writing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No feedback is promised unless handed in when asked for </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. New Procedures <ul><li>Any suggestions? </li></ul>

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