EMAIL: [email protected]
CLASSES: English I
OFFICE HOURS: Monday-Thursday during the first 30 minutes of lunch. (No office hours on Friday due to meetings).
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A letter from your teacher
August 24, 2015
This time year is always a mix of excitement and nerves for me. I’m excited about what we will do together this year. I’ve spent the last weeks and months planning for your arrival. Imagining your faces. I can’t wait to hear your ideas, read what you write, and watch as you share with each other.
Here’s what I want you do know. I love my job. I love how much I learn from my students each year. And I really do believe we that do important work in this classroom. English class is all about communication. Everyone in every job needs to be able to communicate. It’s a fact. Your ideas – no matter how amazing they are - are just thoughts stuck in your head unless you master the skills you need to share them. And those skills are what we do here.
So, I promise to come to class each day ready to help you hone your skills of communication. I expect you to come prepared to work hard with me. I am here for you. I will support you and help you however I can, but I cannot learn for you. Learning is like breathing, you have to do it on your own.
And ultimately, you will get out of this course what you put into it. Your effort will equal your reward. So let’s put it our all and make something incredible out of this year.
If you take anything from this letter, know this. Know that you have a teacher who cares about you, who cares about your future and who wants to help you to become the best you can be.