- Write-On: How can what you expect affect what you receive?
- Share your expectations with your group and create a master list of expectations that you will want to hold the class, the teacher, and yourself to. (They may be the same.)
- Compile and vote on expectations to go on our syllabus.
- Discussion: What are the barriers to reaching your expectations?
- Begin Reading dear-students-orginal.doc
- Finish reading “Dear Students”
- Take anecdotal notes in the margins or on another sheet of paper(notes that show you relate to the subject, notes that tell little stories; in this case, notes about how you have felt barriers between yourself and learning, yourself and others, or you and your true self.)
- Totally Wired Teacher of 2007
- Changes to the Classroom Environment.
It is strange that it only take one repetition of an action, just two moments, to create a tradition. It is altogether odd that doing one thing twice means that it becomes an expectation that you will do it again. Tradition can challenge us to be great, but it can also box us in. Because I have had (nearly) all of you for two years, we are faced with the unique opportunity to continue the valuable traditions and discard the useless ones. It is our job this week to decide as a class which expectations we are going to hold fast to and which ones we are going to leave in rubble of last year’s classroom.
- My new traditions/non-negotiables:
- Class time is sacred.
- Everything for a reason.
- Community and individuals in balance.
- What are the traditions that you want to preserve or drop for:
- Mr. Wilkoff
- The Class
- Revise the traditions that think are essential for the three categories of our classroom to be voted on tomorrow.
- Buy/bring a spiral notebook to be placed in the folder.