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EBD Class Description

EBD Study Skills Class Description
Class Description:
Study Skills is a resource room model class for special education students based upon their individual needs.  Study Skills students receive one to one assistance in areas of academic need and help with gaining appropriate social skills and advocacy skills for the regular school environment.
Grading Policy
    You are responsible for the grade you earn!  Your performance will be evaluated on individual basis rather than how you compare to other class members.  Essentially, you need to set realistic goals to challenge yourself, follow class requirements and demonstrate growth to do well.
    I encourage you to keep track of your own progress throughout the quarter, semester and year.  Our focus is on quality rather than quantity, with the goal of continuous improvement over the course of the year.

To earn an “A” in this course, you will:
•    Exhibit exemplary behavior.  Focus areas include:  punctuality, homework completion, study time for quizzes and tests – at least 30 minutes of concentrated study time each day.
•    Display exemplary preparation of class material daily, remaining current in all course reading and writing.
•    Demonstrate sincere communication .  This includes polite non-confrontational conversation that is thoughtful and goal orientated. .
•    Demonstrate critical thinking skills through daily class participation.  Active questioning and inquiry is a must.
•    Reflect on goals and progress throughout the year, undertaking new challenges continuously

To earn a “B” in this course, you will:
•    Exhibit courteous behavior.  Focus areas include:  punctuality, homework completion, study time for quizzes and test – at least 25 minutes of concentrated study time each day.
•    Display sophisticated preparation of class material daily, remaining current in all course reading and writing.
•    Demonstrate effective communication.  This includes polite, non-confrontational conversation that does not include swearing or harassment.
•    Demonstrate critical thinking skills through daily class participation, active questioning and inquiry is a must.
•    Reflect on goals and progress throughout the course, noting where new challenges should be undertaken.

To earn a “C” in this course, you will:
•    Exhibit appropriate behavior.  Focus areas include: punctuality, homework completion, study time for quizzes and test – at least 20 minutes of concentrated study time each day.
•    Display sufficient preparation of class material daily.
•    Demonstrate adequate communication.  This includes polite, non-confrontational language.
•    Demonstrate critical thinking skills through daily class participation.  Active questioning and inquiry is a must.
•    Reflect on goals and progress throughout the year.

To earn a “D” in this course, you will:
•    Exhibit adequate behavior.  Focus areas include:  punctuality, attempt to complete homework and attempt to study for quizzes and tests – at least 15 minutes of study time each day
•    Display minimal preparation of class material daily
•    Demonstrate a pattern of speech that needs improvement
•    Demonstrate an attempt to problem solve utilizing critical thinking skills
•    Demonstrate a willingness to discuss goals and progress