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dc.contributor.advisorEvers, Nora, 1947-
dc.contributor.authorEntenman, Mark
dc.descriptionIt became quite evident to me during the course of my internship that an educator needs a firm set of classroom policies and guidelines. These policies are the basis of fair classroom control, setting the limits of proper classroom conduct. They become the imaginary line over which no student should be allowed to step. In my own experience at Forest Hills Northern High School (hereafter FHN) I was found wanting just such a set of classroom policies. More specifically, wanting a set of my own policies. In trying to administer my critic teacher's policies, (each had his own, one written out and posted, the others implicit) I found that I did not always agree with the severity of punishment called for. My hesitation in applying punishment was ,;.at times, evident to my classes. I sometimes found myself in situations in which no rule applied (to the best of my knowledge). This left me to formulate rules as occasions arose. This procedure was not fair to all students, especially those which had fallen out of my favor on that particular day (it does happen). My goal in writing such a policy statement is to explicitly state the behavior which is expected of every student in my class. It will cover classroom conduct, work habits and will include a grading scale. It will also state what my response will be to any unnecessary actions on the students part. The fact that it will be my response is important. These are policies which I have thought out and feel comfortable with. I will not hesitate to administer them in a classroom.en_US
dc.description.abstractMy internship at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan was a rewarding and valuable experience. I was aided and guided through the term by my critic teachers, Mr. Bernard Van Ark, and Mr. Andrew Seif. My supervisor, Mr. Edward Hoezee, was especially helpful in my growth as a teacher. He pointed out both my faults and my strengths. His experience, understanding and support made my experience a very profitable one. This paper is undoubtedly influenced heavily by these three men and the";policies each administers in his classroom.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipForest Hills Northern High School. Grand Rapids, Michigan.
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Education Senior Individualized Projects Collection
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSenior Individualized Projects. Education.;
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