Can I Succeed in Mrs. Skinner's science class?
Turn in your homework. Homework is not meant to
be busy work or a means for teachers to torture their
students. It is to reinforce or introduce new concepts to
students. I want to see what you do and do not understand.
You will have ample time to complete homework assignments
and if you have extenuating circumstances you should see me
PRIOR to the due date.
Take notes in class and spend 10 minutes per night looking
back over them. Studying the night before a
quiz or a test is not a smart practice. If you determine
that you do not understand something, it is hard to find the
time to get help if you've discovered this last minute. In
addition, all research shows that you remember the material
better if you study as you go along.
questions when you do not understand something.
As a middle school student, I expect you to take initiative and come
ask for help when you need it. I am available to help you
both before and after school. I get here at ~6:30AM and leave
at the earliest at 3:00PM. Plenty of time to answer
Turn in your homework. Did I mention this
the website I've provided you & Skyward.
You can find out homework assignments there, download copies
of handouts and labs if you are absent or lost your copy,
and find links to help you understand concepts. You should
also keep track of your grades & missing assignments. I am
human, so if you see that I have made a mistake, please
bring it to my attention in a patient way. I would suggest
checking on your grades once per week. I update them a
couple times per week.
Send me an e-mail. I'm a computer geek. If
you're having trouble with homework or concepts, e-mail me.
I'm very responsive to student e-mails.
organized. This will help you in school and in
life. Use your agenda books to keep up with your
assignments. Try avoid the quick "throw it in your book
bag" or "fold it up and stuff it in your back pocket." It's
an easy way to lose things, get stressed out, and lose
points on missing work.
proactive in keeping your grade high! High
school can be overwhelming at times, but it is a time to
start being more independent and responsible in your school
Make up work in a timely manner. If you miss a
day in class, make sure you take responsibility to check the
calendar in class & the website to see what you've missed.
You have the number of days you were out plus 1 to make it
Have fun! Whether you want to be a scientist or
not, you will always do better in science if you have a good
attitude and enjoy yourself.
09/09/2015 08:46:45 PM