Teddi K. Valeski

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Examples of Classroom Expectations and Incentives:

10 Expectations of a Successful Student 

BE NICE, BE THOUGHTFUL, WORK HARD.

  1.   Believe in yourself, and respect what you are capable of achieving.
  2. Respect the people and furnishings of the class.
  3. Be in your seat when the bell rings and be ready to work.
  4. Adjust your voice level to suit the activity.
  5. Do not talk when the teacher or other students are talking – be respectful.
  6. No cursing or teasing.
  7. Complete assignments to the best of your ability and submit them on time when absent, please check with the teacher to see what work was missed.
  8. No cell phones or electronic devices permitted in class (unless school approved). No off-task behavior when using computer for school assignments during class time.
  9. Be polite and helpful
  10. Stay organized and work hard.

 

Violation of rules 2-10 will result in the following:

  • 1st offense: Verbal Warning
  • 2nd offense: Reflection Meeting/Call Parents
  • 3rd offense: Parent Conference

 

Violation of rule 1 will result in the following:

Possibly realizing that you never reached your full potential. You build your own success, and your own story. It’s ultimately up to you!

 

 

Rewards and Incentives:

Quarterly Awards:

Dean’s List Awards:

Each quarter students have the opportunity to earn an achievement and will be placed on the class “Deans List” which is similar to an award student would earn as a college student. Students will be placed on the honorable Deans List in the class if they obtain an 80% or higher during the quarter.

Yearly Awards:

 Honorable “Degree”

 If at the end of year a student receives a 95% or higher he/she will receive a Holly Springs HS Ph.D. of United States History certificate

If a student receives a 90% or higher he/she will receive a Holly Springs HS M.A. of United States History certificate

If a student receives an 80% or higher he/she will receive a Holly Springs HS B.A. of United States History certificate

 

Top Dog Award:

This award will be awarded to the top-performing student of the class who has the highest grade point average.

Outstanding Citizen Award:

This award will be granted to a student who actively participates in class and in the community and shows high leadership potential.

The “Go Getter” Award:

This award will be granted to a student who shows the most interest and worth ethic in the class and who never gives up, and always seeks improvement.

 

 American Eagle Shopping Spree: Academic and Behavioral Incentive (Holly Springs High School: 2013)

Students that were at the top of their class in the beginning of the year (Highest GPA) and showed the best leadership potential with no referrals in their school career were awarded with the American Eagle Shopping Spree for back to school shopping. Four students were chosen and were awarded with a $250 dollar shopping spree each sponsored by American Eagle and Teach for America. I was chosen based on my vision and mission for the students for four of my students in 11th grade to participate in this incentive program.

 

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