Habits of Mind
Completes Assignments; Meets deadlines
3 - Consistently shows strong work habits, marked by completed assignments and met deadlines. Minimal instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance as a student.
2 - Usually shows strong work habits. Occasional instances of incomplete work or a missed deadline, but not that impacts performance.
1 - Inconsistent or irregular work habits. Has periodic or sporadic record of meeting deadlines and completing assignments. This has impact on ability to meet standards.
Prepared for class; Manages time well
3 - Consistently organized, prepared for class with materials at the beginning of the period without reminders. Minimal instances of not using time effectively, but not that impacts performance as a learner.
2 - Usually organized and prepared in regards to materials for class or tardiness. Usually uses class time effectively, but at times has impacted performance as a learner.
1 - Inconsistent with organization and preparation. Needs frequent redirects to use time effectively. Has impacted student as a learner.
Uses ability to work with others; Cooperative
3 - Consistently works well with others. Can work with most anyone without conflict. Is a team player and cooperative with both students and staff during class.
2 - Usually works well with others. Has problems working with others or cooperating with staff on occasion only. Can get back to work when redirected.
1 - Regularly or consistently unable to work with others. Refuses to work in groups on a regular basis. Regularly is uncooperative with peers and staff, disrupting learning for self and others.
Demonstrates Core Values
3 - Consistently models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.
2 - Usually models Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school and materials.
1 - Inconsistent with modeling Center Drive’s Core Values towards peers, staff, school or materials.
It is expected that participants in the classroom are going to respect whoever is presenting (teacher/other students) by using appropriate listening skills.
It is expected that participants in the classroom are going to respect the classroom by asking before touching and not intentionally doing harm to any objects.
Respect is one of the most important factors in what makes a classroom work.
It is expected that students will show up every day, prepared for class. This means having something to write with and write on and having any homework done. This also means that the student is expected to ask questions when there isn't a clear understanding.
Everyone has the right to feel safe in a classroom, so following instructions during projects, and not breaking rules within the student handbook are very important.
Although much has changed with how school is currently functioning, and it is possible that the defining aspects of "Respect, Responsibility, and Safety" may need further adjusting, the overall concept is still very important for our class to be effective.
A little about Mr. Theriault
Master's degree in education through the MAT program at UMaine.
B.S. in psychology at Husson College.
Google for Education: Level 1 Certified Educator.
Working in Education:
I have 11 years of experience working in education:
One year as an Ed. Tech 3
Two years teaching Math at MJHS in Lincoln
One year teaching Computer Technology at MJHS in Lincoln
Eight years teaching Math and Science at Center Drive Middle School in Orrington.
I currently teach 5th grade Math/Science & 8th Grade Social Studies.