I consider my group of students a T.E.A.M., which is stands for our class motto: “Together Everyone Achieves More.” I believe that when a group of students views each other as members of a community all of the students benefit and get the most out of their education. My students and I discussed the expectations for our class today. I do expect each of my students to do the following every day. The expectations are short and to the point:
- Respect one another.
- Be honest and truthful.
- Try your best and never give up.
- Cooperate with T.E.A.M. members.
The students who do follow our class expectations will be rewarded and those who choose not to follow our class expectations will receive consequences. I have a couple of reward systems in place. I use class points to reward the class as a whole for good participation, listening skills, and respectful behavior. Every time the class earns 100 points they will earn a class party. Although, for a student to be invited to the party they must have a good record in both behavior and completing assignments. I use table points to reward the different groups of students sitting at a table together for working cooperatively and keeping their desks clean and organized. Every two weeks I count up the points from each table and the winners get to choose from our ‘Treat Box.’