Expectations of Adults and Students
Philosophy of Behavioral Expectations for Adults and Students
- Create a balanced approach for all learning
- Create a climate for learning that includes:
- Opportunities for students to explore and construct their learning through choice, practice, trial, error and reworking
- Knowing the students culturally, and individually, by being fully cognizant of their strengths and interests
- Co-creating classroom rituals that maximize learning bell-to-bell
- Creating a climate that respects difference and allows for multiple perspectives without hurting others
- Fostering opportunities for students to determine responsibility in meeting academic, social, and emotional expectations in monitoring their self control
- Participate fully in the learning experience, including curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities, from the moment he/she is on the bus until s/he is returned home, at all district activities and events.
- Participate actively in the learning experience by being fully engaged, fully prepared, raising engaging questions, and effectively and positively communicating with all students and staff.
- Participate actively in the learning experience by sharing information about themselves—strengths, weakness, and culture to create common bonds in curricular, co-curricular and extra curricular activities.
- Participate actively in the learning experience by respecting differences while asserting perhaps a divergent viewpoint, doing so without harm to the other students, staff, team, other leader, and property.
- Demonstrate empathy (knowing others) to build fruitful relationships that create a cohesive learning opportunity for all and through self-control, behave in an ethical manner from the moment he/she is on the bus until s/he is returned home.
If a student demonstrates a lack of responsibility, respect, empathy or self control and disrupts the learning for other students, adults will:
- Re-direct, work with and ensure that student fully understands the expectations
- Create an accountability system with the student and parent/guardian with clear consequences or processes for resolution for additional violations
- Work in partnership with family, students, staff and other significant adults to determine additional strategies and/or consequences
- Referral to Peer Mediation or Conflict Resolution or other proven processes
- Determine if there are extenuating physical, emotional or mental challenges
- Submit referral as required
- Move to remove from class, suspension, or expulsion