What is Expected of the Student

Taking responsibility for their learning by:  

  • Regularly attending class 
  • Using class time effectively (as this is an excellent chance for gaining support in learning complex tasks)
  • Completing homework thoroughly and avoiding short cuts
  • Taking a proactive approach
  • Seeking feedback and help prior to due dates
  • Using tutorial effectively
  • Engaging in the English ‘process’ for deconstructing text 
  • Avoiding last minute text creation 
  • Demonstrating time management skills 
  • Exhibiting a readiness to learn 

What our Students are Encouraged To Do in English. 

Demonstrate commitment as shown by: 

  • Challenging themselves to think, read, and write at increasing levels of complexity 
  • Realizing that frustration is a natural part of learning when new concepts are introduced (and, of course, progressing past frustration and into efficacy) 
  • Maintaining a prolonged effort to achieve high grades 
  • Exploring answers comprehensively rather than merely stating ideas 
  • Engaging in the process of learning and in their own growth 

What Students Can Expect from the Teacher

Encouragement and facilitation of student growth, through: 

  • An invitation to learn about the human condition
  • An introduction to and reinforcement of the English ‘process’ for making meaning
  • Continued encouragement of student thinking and exploration in writing
  • Teaching strategies to understand text at increasing levels of sophistication
  • Giving feedback, in multiple forms, about their demonstrated learning
  • Providing opportunities to become skillful, discerning readers
  • Availability to help during tutorials or other times, when requested
  • Dialogue about student’s development throughout the course
  • Commitment to encourage students who demonstrate readiness to learn

English Expectations

What is Expected of the Student

Taking responsibility for their learning by:  

  • Regularly attending class 
  • Using class time effectively (as this is an excellent chance for gaining support in learning complex tasks)
  • Completing homework thoroughly and avoiding short cuts
  • Taking a proactive approach
  • Seeking feedback and help prior to due dates
  • Using tutorial effectively
  • Engaging in the English ‘process’ for deconstructing text 
  • Avoiding last minute text creation 
  • Demonstrating time management skills 
  • Exhibiting a readiness to learn 

What our Students are Encouraged To Do in English. 

Demonstrate commitment as shown by: 

  • Challenging themselves to think, read, and write at increasing levels of complexity 
  • Realizing that frustration is a natural part of learning when new concepts are introduced (and, of course, progressing past frustration and into efficacy) 
  • Maintaining a prolonged effort to achieve high grades 
  • Exploring answers comprehensively rather than merely stating ideas 
  • Engaging in the process of learning and in their own growth 

What Students Can Expect from the Teacher

Encouragement and facilitation of student growth, through: 

  • An invitation to learn about the human condition
  • An introduction to and reinforcement of the English ‘process’ for making meaning
  • Continued encouragement of student thinking and exploration in writing
  • Teaching strategies to understand text at increasing levels of sophistication
  • Giving feedback, in multiple forms, about their demonstrated learning
  • Providing opportunities to become skillful, discerning readers
  • Availability to help during tutorials or other times, when requested
  • Dialogue about student’s development throughout the course
  • Commitment to encourage students who demonstrate readiness to learn
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Congratulations to teacher Adam Robb, recipient of the EECOM (Excellence in Environmental Education and Communication) Outstanding Educator Award! https://t.co/VqovCzuOJL #WeAreCBE https://t.co/LfPBB9dYwE

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