My 3 Student Expectations This Year For My Digital Heroes and a Free Handout!

I recently finished two weeks of intense teacher training. I enjoyed what my district coach had to say when it came to classroom rules. She only has one expectation, which is be respectful and that covers pretty much everything when you think about it. I took this idea and decided on 3 expectations. I love this idea, because I teach 440 elementary students and in charge of the technology curriculum for 640. From experience, I know they can’t remember every rule or procedure from every classroom, but perhaps 3 might be more manageable. It’s also so much easier to make that into a poster! These are my 3 expectations/classroom rules:

Be invested:

in their personal growth and development and the well-being of their communities

Show respect:

for peers, their communities (physical/virtual), and themselves

Be a champion:

for peers, their communities (physical/virtual), and themselves

 

If you like these ideas, take one of my courses or check out my books. Ask me about training your teachers, ShellyTerrell@gmail.com!

Digital Heroes Pledge

I created this Digital Heroes Pledge Handout for you to copy/edit as you like to whatever subject you teach (Math/Science/History/English/5th Grade) Heroes Pledge. The students have to reflect on the 3 expectations and think of specific ways they can achieve these expectations. Feel free to copy the template and edit as you like. I don’t need any credit,  but you could always share with me on Twitter (@ShellTerrell) the way you used it!

Challenge: Narrow down your expectations/rules so students remember them and find examples of how they personally can meet these expectations.

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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