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Submitted by: Mark Decker
Every student has the right to a safe and secure classroom; you do not have the right to impede or jeopardize that in any way. Be respectful of yourself, your environment, your fellow classmates, and your teacher. Treat others the way you want to be treated.
The Oxford Dictionary defines responsible in this way: "Liable to be called into account. 2 morally accountable for one’s action, capable of rational conduct." Act rationally; choose wisely. Recognize your own role in building a fun and productive community of learners. Understand there will be consequences, both good and bad, for your actions.
Think about where you are and whom you are with. We must guarantee against harm or injury to another. Think. Ask yourself is it worth it? Would I want this done to me? I will not tolerate, nor should you, any behavior that takes away from the safety of this classroom, nor will the school.
Time and again you will be asked to do something that you may not like or think is worthless. Be mature; work through it. You may find that "getting there" is half the fun. Our world demands that you work well with others. Think—choose wisely.
Be A Worker:
Do your job! Challenge yourself to be productive. You are here; use your time wisely.
Here again, The Oxford Dictionary defines peace as: "Freedom from disorder. 2a quiet; tranquility, b serenity. 3 a mental calm." Simply put, be kind to each other—exercise self-control.
On a separate sheet of paper, briefly comment on these 6 expectations.
Do they match your own? If so, how and if not, why not? What are your expectations for yourself and this class? 50 pts.
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