Try your best at everything we do, effort counts more than ability in CAWD. Students who consistently work hard at all aspects of class tend to get the best grades. We are trying to build not only your industry required skills, but also a general work ethic which will help you in other classes, other jobs, and really all areas of life.
Be prepared. Whether it is assigned work, quizzes, English, etc, make sure you get your work done on time. Full credit is only given to work which is:
- Turned in on time
- Following specifics of assignment
Treat everyone with respect. There is no acceptance of harassment, bullying, name calling, or intimidation of any kind. As with all areas of life, there may be one or two students in class that you don’t get along with. This is understandable, but it does not give anyone the right to misbehave or make anyone feel uncomfortable. Accept it, and move on.
This idea of respect includes CTE members who are not directly your teachers/classmates. We will deal with many members of the staff who will get the same level or respect you expect to receive; courteously and respectfully.
There will be no bullying, name calling, harassment or attempts to make anyone feel uncomfortable in class. If you ever feel you or someone else is being picked on, bullied, etc, talk with us, or email us of you would prefer. We don’t tolerate these types of behavior, and we will have a class free of that behavior.
We are all going to work with everyone throughout the year, we are just going to learn to adapt and excel in whatever the situation.
Be on time. We take attendance based on the computer clock says, not what the lunchroom clock says, not what your watch says, etc. Being late affects your grade, just as being late would affect your job in the real world. I do my best to get you to breaks and lunches on time, I expect the same in return.
This also means please move on when you should. At 12:40 when we read our afternoon article as an example, anyone with an afternoon CTE class needs to be gone, as to not be a distraction to the rest of the class.
Working in Class
When in CAWD, you are expected to stay in your seat working, quietly. This is not the class to wander around socializing; do that outside our class. If you are talking to a classmate about a project, please do it at a level to not bother others. From more than 10 feet away from you, we don’t want to hear you. If we have to talk to you about these issues it affects your grade in a negative way.
Music in class
Students with a C or higher in CAWD may listen to music while working on projects. I feel students that fall below a C need to focus more on their work than fiddling with mp3’s, finding the right song on YouTube, etc. C- or lower, no music until grade is raised.
The following guidelines must be followed if you desire to listen to music when working:
- Only when we are in project, not when going over new material, or presenting.
- Never during English with Mr. Bisson unless he explicitly says you can.
- At a volume where if I am standing next to you I don’t here your music, and if I say your name you can hear me.
- No watching videos/movies in class, either on phones, the internet, etc. Audio – ok, audio and video = not ok.
- Never when working with visitors, who we all will work with throughout the year.
Cell phones are not to be used during class. You can use them before / after school, at lunch, or break, but not during class time.
- The first you using it for texting, snapchat, anything other than music I take it until the end the day (2:05).
- The next time I take it until the next morning.
- The 3rd time I take it and give it to our administrator Mrs. Dickinson.
Each time we need address this it obviously effects the Worker Trait component of your grade.
If you need to use it, and you think it is for an educational reason, let’s talk before you use it.
Food / Drink in CAWD
Food is not to be eaten in CAWD. On rare occasions we may allow eating in CAWD, but unless we say so there is to be no eating in the room. This includes the pop tart you are hiding in your backpack, the candy you put in your bag and reach your hand into, and the tator tots in your pant pockets. Don’t be shady, don’t try to hide it, just don’t do it.
Drinks are only allowed at the shelf in the front of the room. You store them there, you drink them there. Don’t wander. Whenever we are working on projects you can quietly get up and take a drink if it doesn’t become every 5 minutes, and if we are not going over a lesson / doing a presentation.
Don’t throw out food based garbage in my classroom! It smells. We all have been in a room where someone had onions, or bbq sauce, or funky egg rolls. I want to keep a fresh smelling room, throw out that garbage in the cafeteria or other outside Cawd receptacle.
We share hallways with many different classes, with many different lunch times. We need to not treat the hallways as a place of socialization. Please do not:
- …eat right out side our room. Please eat at the cafe.
- …hang out in a group of 20 right outside the door and socialize. While this may sound harmless to us, other teachers in the area are running class and we cannot be a distraction. Eat and mingle in the cafe, not in the hallway.
- …leave any garbage in the hallways. We have garbage and recycle bins in the room, please make sure your wrappers / bottles / etc get to the appropriate bins. We are all old enough to clean up after ourselves.
- …be loud in the hallways. You may want your friend to wait up for you to go to the cafe to eat, but please don’t yell from 15, 20, 3o feet down the hall.