Welcome to middle school! These two years will be fantastic! As you work your way through middle school, you will be presented with many opportunities that will both challenge and prepare you for high school and beyond. I am excited to be a part of the team that will get you ready for whatever future adventures your life may hold. What do you really want to do in life? Now is the time to consider the possibilities. What you do today matters and will shape the choices you have tomorrow.===============================================================================================All About Me:
My name is Leanne Conner, and I am the Instructional Strategist and Guided Resource teacher for the 8th grade Mosaic team and the 7th grade Navigator team. I received my undergraduate degree in education from Indiana University. Go Hoosiers!! This will be my 21st year of teaching, 17 of those years at Northside Middle School. I look forward to another great year!================================================================================================Philosophy:The object of teaching a child is to enable the child to getalong without the teacher.===============================================================================================Guided Resource:
The Guided Resource class at Northside Middle School is designed to develop, strengthen, and improve the skills of students for positive academic performance and achievement.
Success in this classroom is attainable by each student. Working together (student, teacher, and parents) allows the opportunity to attain academic success and achievment of goals. Success is accomplished through content area course work and the reteaching of previously taught skills in a smaller classroom environment. As your teacher, I will not ask you to do anything that you are not capable of doing, but I will ask you to challenge yourself academically.
Another component of Guided Resource is learning self-advocacy skills and participating in transition planning for the future. Each student's progress is monitored and reviewed throughout the year according to his/her IEP (Individual Educational Plan).===============================================================================================Guided Resource Grading:
Guided Resource is a pass/fail class. To earn a passing grade, the student must work cooperatively with peers and adults, adovacate appropriately for academic needs, organize materials, and use class time wisely.================================================================================================Finding Success!In order to be successful in Guided Resource:
1. Utilize time wisely
2. Follow classroom rules
3. Keep materials organized
4. Be at school every day
5. Actively participate in your learning
6. Ask for help! Ask for help! Ask for help!
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