Welcome to my virtual classroom!
This is my 24th year of teaching and I am so excited for this Spring 2021, even if we do have to be immersed in distance learning. While I understand that parents may be concerned that their children will not be in a physical classroom environment and, therefore, may not get some of their socio-emotional needs met, rest assured that I will do everything in my power to make my virtual classroom as exciting and as comfortable as possible. I believe friendships can still be made, deep insights can still be gained, and high-level thinking and learning can still occur. In fact, I believe we can use this season to our advantage and be able to utilize the available technology to make this Spring semester our best one yet!
For the new students who are coming into my Economics Class (Second Period) for this second semester, I want to give you all a special welcome! Since I was able to teach Economics for the entire first semester, without any complications, I have no doubt that you will be just as successful as my previous students. And remember, at the end of this semester, you can finally GRADUATE and receive your hard-earned high school diploma! What an accomplishment...especially since you had to do this last year remotely!
Second period, I will see you all at our first zoom class on Friday at 9:00 a.m. The zoom invitation is in my Google Classroom. Here is the code:
All other periods, we are using the same Google Classroom code and the same zoom link as last semester.
I am more than happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have. Just email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CVHS Distance Learning Zoom Etiquette and Norms:
- Always login to Clever first using your GUSD student email account. (clever.gusd.net)
- Log in on time or early if possible.
- Turn camera on and show your image, shoulders up.
- Your own first and last name must be in the Zoom window.
- Select a plain, distraction free background.
- Be respectful and act professionally.
- Use chat box for class-related messages.
- Contact your teacher using email when chat is not in use.
- Mute yourself when asked. Unmute when teacher asks you to respond.
- Avoid multi-tasking and stay focused.
- Be prepared for class with all materials.
- Maintain an organized workspace.