Communication Applications: Classroom Expectations
Conference Period: 1st Period
Tutorials – 7:45-8:30am (MTWR )
4:05-5:00pm (except Friday)
The excitement of Communication Applications begins with you. It is your decision to open your mind to the challenge of the new ideas you will encounter this semester. Only with this attitude will you learn significantly. The overall purpose of this course is to prepare you to become better communicators. This means you will have the opportunity to strengthen your interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. You will be challenged to grow by trying new things and by taking risks. Together, we will create a safe and comfortable environment to take these risks. Additionally, this safe environment will give you the opportunity to evaluate your peer’s communication skills a swell as your own. This course is designed to be very hands on and practical, so you will need to be prepared to participate. Ultimately, you will do these things while enjoying and learning about yourself as an individual and member of society. After all, what good is this course if you learn nothing from it about life?
-3 Ring Binder
-4 Dividers (Label as: Notes, Daily Assignments, Tests/Quizzes, Speech Rubrics) -3 Hole Spiral Notebook (for journal, to be kept in binder) -Loose Leaf Paper
-Black or Blue Pen
Each class is asked to donate to the supply closet. Your item is invisible tape. If you bring your item to class on or before August 27th you will receive 5 bonus points on a quiz.
-Be Respectful. This means politely listening when others are speaking (and this includes when I am lecturing), communicating intelligently, honoring others’ opinions, not working on other class assignments, and being mature young men and women. -Be Responsible. You hold the key to your education and you need to take this task seriously. Ultimately, you need to take responsibility and accept the consequences of your own actions. -Be Ready. Bring daily-required materials to class every day and come ready to work and learn. Be on time. Excessive tardiness will result in detentions or office referrals. This means starting on your journals when class starts. This will get the class off to a prompt start and set the tone for the class.
STAGES OF INTERVENTION:
Student Conference, Parent Conference (if needed), Documentation 2nd Stage:
Parent Contact, Student Conference, N in conduct, Documentation 3rd Stage:
Counselor Referral, U in Conduct, Documentation
Administrator Referral, U in Conduct
If a student is being severely disruptive he or she will be sent directly to their administrator. Please read the NEISD Student Handbook for further guidelines.
I will take grades on a variety of assignments throughout the semester. Grades will be assessed on a percentage scale. The details of these grades are below.
-Since this is a communication class, it is vital that the students learn to communicate within small and large groups during discussion. Without participation, students do not exhibit the necessary skills to communicate effectively. Class participation will be assessed based on assigned participation assignments.
Class work/Homework/Journals (20%)
-During class everyday we will have a journal topic or activity that will be included in your journal. You are expected to complete the assigned journal activity and include any necessary materials in your journal notebook. Journals will be picked up every 2 weeks for a daily grade. If you are absent you can get the missed journal or activity form the makeup folder on the side table or from one of your classmates. -Homework is rarely assigned, but when it is, it is due the next day that class meets.
-Quizzes will be given either at a...
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