Classroom Vision

Love me some cheesy clip art. Please take a moment to appreciate the above image.

My job is still up in the air but I’m working my butt off to get in a classroom this year. It sounds like I will most likely be teaching 7th grade math, if everything works out. Most of my TFA friends have started teaching already and I’m getting stoked thinking about the possibility of having a classroom of my own soon. Here is my vision for the school year:

Mr. C’s Class Vision

I will empower my students to be self-advocating leaders in the classroom, at home, and the community. Throughout the year, my students will develop the confidence to take ownership of their own learning, a characteristic that will aid them this year and for the rest of their lives. As a class community, we will listen attentively to our peers, working together to create a safe and positive learning environment. This means relishing in each other’s successes and encouraging each other through failures. Our class community is a place where it is OK to fail and try again. Since math is an abstract set of tools, it’s vitally important that we make connections to the real world in every lesson. We will demonstrate a curiosity and an excitement for learning by solving problems in different ways and always challenging the limits of our own ability. By creating an environment where students take ownership of their own work and their own learning, students will feel invested and take pride in their accomplishments.

My students will be empowered to:

  • Be their own best advocates
  • Have fun and feel safe in the classroom
  • Fail and have the confidence try again
  • Solve rigorous problems with a growth mindset
  • Work together towards short-term and long-term goals

Class Mantras

AN EYE FOR AN EYE LEAVES EVERYBODY BLIND. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

THE TIME IS ALWAYS RIGHT TO DO THE RIGHT THING. — Martin Luther King, Jr.

WE WILL NOT BE AFRAID OF WHAT WE DON’T KNOW.

QUESTION EVERYTHING.

WE ARE ACHIEVERS.


B