I had my Grade 9 and 11 classes submit surveys through Socrative, an online tool for quickly collecting student feedback or answers, on their expectations of me and each other for the year. They came up with some very good ideas which I hope we can live up to throughout the year.
The Grade 11 “Expectations of Me” is shown above, and the Grade 9 “Expectations of Each Other” is shown to the right. As you can see, respect is a big concept for both grades. The students hope that I explain things clearly and am patient and helpful. They also hope that other students in the class are helpful and friendly, with “quiet” and “attentive” somewhat smaller.