Similarly to Mrs. Cornwell’s classes, my 4th and 6th hour also created class creeds. It is my philosophy as a teacher that students should take ownership of the class rules and guidelines and take part in creating them. It is just as much their classroom as it is mine! With that being said, I was very impressed with the things my students expressed that they expected of their classmates and themselves. With what they have come up with I expect this to be an excellent year with two excellent groups of students 🙂
In addition to coming up with their expectations for each other, I also asked my classes to brainstorm a list of things they expected from me as a teacher. Using their ideas I also wrote a teacher creed. Check all of them out posted below.
Ms. Cook’s Creed
I am a teacher
I believe in setting high expectations for my students and encouraging them until they reach their potential.
I agree to give my students choices, and I trust them to make good choices both in my class and in the world around them.
I will treat my students with respect at all times.
I believe in each of my students and know that all of them can and will succeed.
I appreciate my students’ unique personalities and will incorporate their learning styles into my teaching.
I am a role model for my students both in and outside of school.
I believe that laughing, having fun, making friends, and learning are all possible at the same time.
I challenge myself to be the best teacher I can be and to learn from my students every day.
I lead, I learn, I laugh, I read, I write, I listen, I speak, dream, I understand, I encourage, I teach, I inspire.
4th Hour Creed
As a class we are responsible for what we do and say.
We will think before we act and speak.
We are courteous, kind, respectful, awesome, smart, beautiful, handsome, spectacular, funny, and fantabulous!
Together we will uphold the class and school rules.
We are confident in our abilities.
We are comfortable sharing our opinions because we know we will not be judged.
Together, we will walk through the door everyday with a positive attitude.
We will set goals and work hard to achieve them
We are Ms. Cook’s 4th Hour English class at Portland Middle School, and we will stand tall and strong in school and make it a better place to be.
6th Hour Creed
We are 7th grade students at Portland Middle School.
We agree to treat each other fairly and with respect.
We believe in ourselves and work to our highest abilities.
We think clearly and try not to get distracted or distract others.
No one is left behind.
Our class will take responsibility for our actions, and be the best we can be.
We will never give up
We believe that our education is the key to our future successes. Our education and our future are in our hands.
We are awesome, cool, amazing, superior, mighty, smart, good sports, courageous, crazy, funny and cooperative.
We are athletes, musicians, artists, and students
We are UNSTOPPABLE!!