Welcome to Mr. B’s Homeroom !. About Me. Lance Patrick Blanford Born January 7 th , 1984 Engaged to Rachel Cochran One-year-old daughter, Laken Presly Blanford Graduated from University of Kentucky Currently seeking Masters in Special Education from Campbellsville University
“Does not mean treating every student the same” – Forrest Gathercoal
“Classroom studies have shown that the level of order created during the first few days of school reliably predicts the degree of student engagement and disruption for the rest of the year (Emmer, Evertson, and Anderson, 1980).
2) Facilitate conversation on how foundational principles apply to student safety, classroom order, and academic success.
3) Based on the conversation, have students develop their own classroom expectations.
4) Students will revise expectation or vote to adopt the classroom expectation.
5) Students and parents sign agreement to classroom expectations.
6) Post classroom expectations.
This type of environment is critical to maximizing student behavioral and academic effort.
Students will be assigned seating in order to reduce distractions, increase student engagement, and assist in academic success.
Classroom decorations and materials are organized so that the environment remains structured, distractions are limited, and the students’ attention can be maintained.
The classroom has been designed to limit distractions and maximize student engagement. Students will be able to interact with the teacher and other classmates with ease. Students will be able to clearly see lessons and presentations conducted on the whiteboard.
“Guidelines and decisions based on democratic principles and consequences grounded in a professional relationship help bring students to a principled level of thinking. This reasoned and considerate approach to rules and consequences provides students with a paradigm they take to other social situations. There is a significant difference between learning obedience through rules and consequences designed to force behavioral changes and learning civil responsibility through the empowering language and discourse of professional educators. A democratic school experience is about developing learning goals with students designed to enhance character and courage which will hopefully provide them a presence of mind for living a life of equability and self-control.” - Forrest Gathercoal