I have an important point to make: any student who wants to re-take a test or re-write an essay to improve their grade may do so within eight school days of receiving the initial grade. I believe students who are willing to work hard deserve a chance to revisit the material and improve their grades. This is a core value and belief of mine. Students know this; parents should know this as well.
“You cannot become who or what you wish to become by remaining who you are.”
Habits change into character” – Ovid c. 10 B.C.E.
“Education is so important in our world today. It is my belief that anyone can learn – especially if they wish to. In our English class we will explore a variety of types of literature that encompass writers from many nations across the planet. Our goals include becoming better at understanding the intention of these authors beyond their obvious assertions. We will work towards developing and expanding our understanding of other cultures, appreciating differing viewpoints, and therefore ourselves. Another goal is to learn to become better writers. Writing is essential to creating resumes for every type of career, expressing ourselves in a concise way, and communicating effectively generally. It is my hope that by working with the students I am blessed to serve, I will assist them in discovering what types of literature they like; I will help them learn to communicate more effectively through writing.”
“My classroom style is to promote communication and the sharing of ideas through a dynamic and well-paced variety of exercises. Students do not learn well when the teacher is always talking! So I have them work in pairs and groups as well as individually as often as possible. I circulate among the students to ensure that their questions are answered and work hard to inculcate in them some passion for the subject of English.”
“I am always available to speak with parents. My night back is every night! So if your child wants help they can see me any day afterschool! I made the decision to be this available because I feel it is essential to model good attendance, timeliness, and hard work if that is what I expect of the students”
"I give students homework virtually every Monday through Thursday, but never on Friday. Rarely do I deviate from giving homework during the week."
Bradford Green - ELA 6th Grade