Name: Debra Taylor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade: 8 Subject(s): Language Arts
Welcome to my webpage!
I have been teaching since 2001. I hold a BA Degree in Behavioral Science and a Masters Degree in Education in Cross-Cultural Teaching with an Emphasis in Cultural Language and Development. In addition, I am currently attending Gardner-Webb University pursuing a Masters Degree in Education majoring in 21st Century Executive Leadership (School Administration). I have been teaching middle school since 2003. Prior to that, I taught third grade and was a Title 1 teacher. I have been actively involved in the AVID committee, Crisis Team, Leadership Team, Yearbook, Website Coordinator, PTO Rep and the Data committee at school. In addition, I previously was the chair person of the Student Success Team Committee (SST).
I work hard to keep each student actively engaged. I believe every student can learn to their highest potential!
Feel free to contact me at any time.
(Syllabus has important upcoming dates and assignment information.)
I would like to welcome you to the 8th Grade Team! We are excited about the new school year. Communication between parents and teachers are essential to ensure the success of your student. In this letter, you will find an outline of rules and expectations for the upcoming school year.
What should your child expect? Students should expect the curriculum to be more challenging than it was last year. Students need to be prepared to work hard and to come to class with the necessary materials. Cooperation, a positive attitude, and good study habits are a must! I will also focus on organizational skills. In addition, I will assist students to improve their study skills. All students are expected to have a reading book, on their appropriate level; at all times in all classes (Magazines are not appropriate).
The students will adhere to the policies and consequences that are outlined in the Duplin County Student Handbook. Our goal is to optimize instructional time, assist you in taking responsibility for student behavior, and to reward appropriate classroom behavior.
Assignments will be given several times a week in all subject areas. Late assignments are due the following class period. All students who do not turn in missing work will receive a permanent zero. Students may also be placed in break/lunch detention as a result of missing work; this would especially affect students who enjoy intramurals/sports. We hope to instill a strong sense of responsibility and accountability as well as the importance of regularly practicing new skills through homework.
Planners are the key to helping students stay organized and are an effective line of communication between teachers and parents. **Assignments will be written in the planner by the student during each class. The assignments are posted on the board in each class. Students are expected to write assignments in their planner in ink. I will note missing or incomplete work as needed. I can not emphasize enough the importance of this vital tool! I encourage you to write to us about any concerns that may arise.
We look forward to hearing from you and will be glad to answer any questions you have. It will be helpful to us if you provide an email address as a means of communication.
Thank you for your support. I look forward to working with you and your child this school year. I am confident that your child will have an enjoyable and successful school year with the 8th Grade Team!
|Successful students have good study habits. They apply these habits to all of their classes. Read about each study habit. Work to develop any study habit you do not have.Work on the assignment they find most difficult first.|