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Introduction. Procedures, Expectations, Rules, and Other Such Prefatory Remarks English 11CP Mr. Kirkley. Mr. Kirkley is…. A teacher This is my seventh year teaching high school English. Before coming to Fort Bragg, I taught in Clovis, CA.

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Procedures, Expectations, Rules, and

Other Such Prefatory Remarks

English 11CP

Mr. Kirkley

Mr kirkley is

Mr. Kirkley is…

  • A teacher

    • This is my seventh year teaching high school English.

    • Before coming to Fort Bragg, I taught in Clovis, CA.

    • I teach Honors English 10, CP English 11, and AP Literature and Composition

  • A dad and husband

    • My wife also teachers here, as a resource teacher.

    • My kids are Abigail (9) and Elijah (6)

  • A writer

  • An athlete (or, at least I used to be)

  • Clearly, a very handsome man



  • On Entering my class (the first 10 minutes)

    • First 10 Silence Rule is to be strictly Observed

    • Turn in Homework at the tray

    • Look to the screen for Assignments Due, Vocabulary, Warm-up, Agenda, and Homework.

  • Copy down Homework in Planner

  • Copy down Vocabulary in Personal Glossary

  • Begin Warm-up

  • DON’T mess with the mood!

  • Done or not, when the 10 minutes are up, I will begin class.



  • Gain 5 points (or more) for participating in a variety of ways (volunteering to read, answer or ask a question, offer a comment in class discussion, etc.)

  • Lose 5 points for doing screwball stuff (speaking out of turn, messing with the mood, distracting class in some way, using the restroom in the middle of class)

  • During Class

    • Participation is 15% of your grade, which means I care about it a lot, and so should you.

    • This is an easy way to improve your grade.

    • Start out with 5 points out of 10 points each day.

    • Without too much effort, you could end up with extra credit in Participation ever day.



  • During Class (continued)

    • Don’t use the restroom unless it’s an emergency. The restroom is not a solution to boredom, confusion, fear, or any other emotion you’re feeling. Neither is it for proper to fix make-up, hair, or clothing during class. Fortunately, the restrooms are available before school, at break, and at lunch. That should do in most cases.

  • On Missing Class

    • It happens, I get it.

    • Let me know BEFORE you miss, if at all possible.

    • Deadlines are still enforced. If you knew about the deadline and were absent during the deadline, then your work is due upon your return.

    • Look in Binder or on Web Site for work missed, including Agenda, handouts, etc.



  • On Grades

    • I don’t give grades, you earn them yourselves. I just record them.

    • Late work receives a maximum of 70% credit if one day late. A maximum of 50% credit it two or more days late.

    • Check your grades regularly online or in Advisory.



  • I expect you to be honest with me and with yourself

  • I expect you to be curious and open-minded

  • I expect you to respect me, other students, and yourself

  • You can expect me to be honest with you, whether you like it or not

  • You can expect me to try to help encourage your curiosity

  • You can expect me to respect you to the degree you treat others with respect

Immutable laws of behavior

Immutable Laws of Behavior

Habits of the mind

Habits of the Mind

  • These are necessary for real learning, but they do not come naturally to most people.

  • We must train ourselves to develop these habits.

  • They are the keys to success in English class (and in other parts of life, too).

  • Habit #1: Silence

    • Study, introspection, and complex thought require silence.

    • We rarely have true silence because we surround ourselves with “noise” including visual noise, like texting and Facebook

  • It’s uncomfortable at first, but that will pass quickly.

  • I require 10 minutes of silence at the beginning of each class period.

  • You must also cultivate silence when you do your homework, especially reading and writing.

  • That means, no TV, music (with words), phone, internet, people who speak to you.

  • This will increase the speed and quality of your work dramatically.

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Habits of the Mind

  • Habit #2: Patience

    • Patience, like Silence, is a lost art.

    • Many worthwhile things must be done slowly, over and over, to be done well.

    • Your best will not be your first, it will be only be achieved after many attempts.

  • Habit #3: Permission to be Wrong

    • Being wrong is fine. Being o.k. with being wrong is not.

    • Without trying and failing, nothing truly great can be achieved.

    • This is especially true in discussion.

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Habits of the Mind

  • Habit #4: Practice

    • Especially when it comes to reading, you’ll never get better without consistent practice.

    • Like running a race, reading is a skill that requires endurance, and endurance can only be built by daily, incremental, growth.

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