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First Day of Class - Rules & Routines by Maciel

A presentation to welcome my students to their first day of school, and introduce them to me, my expectations, and my classroom rules and procedures.

Maciel Barraza

on 3 February 2018

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Transcript of First Day of Class - Rules & Routines by Maciel

"All who have meditated on the art of governing [hu]mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth"
- Aristotle

Matrix Partners preso!
Harvard Business Review
How to lower the cost of enterprise sales?
Be polite and respectful
to Teacher Maciel's class!
"You can never quit, Winners never quit, and Quitters never Win." Unknown
About Me
About Teacher Maciel
I'm from
El Espinal, which it´s a very! very! small town near La Cruz de Elota Sinaloa.
Classroom Entry
well-oiled machine.
help the classroom run smoothly,
Hands up and wait to be called. OFTEN I will ask a non-volunteer first! Be patient. And of course, when someone else is contributing, we listen to him/her.
If I am talking, leave it on your desk, and put it in the trash can at the end of the lesson.
Intelligence is not a fixed trait!
Help me!
Absent from
I have been working as an English Teacher for 6 years and this is my Third Year Here in Jean Piaget

Be engaged
Wait until I finish providing directions before you ask questions.
Think before you speak!
Class starts at 12:10 pm as soon as the ring bells I will take attendance. (all the attendance will be kept in my Google Drive, also your grades).

Once you sign in and establish your presence in class, you may quickly run to the restroom or get water without being counted tardy. **This does not apply if you are tardy
All school rules are in place in our classroom.
& Routines
like a
send me an e-mail and I´ll send you the notes about what we did in class and information about what work you need to make up. (
It is your responsibility to make up any missed work within the specified guidelines.
Tasks and quizzes must be done right after you come back (within the first week after you were absent).
Your brain is a muscle that will GROW with EXERCISE!
Come inside quietly and without distracting others.
take a seat.
ask the teacher for help if needed.
Late to class?
Classroom Exit
When directed - pack your belongings away, check for rubbish and wait to be dismissed class ends at 1:50pm
A little more about me!
Ask yourself.....
Is this appropriate?
Will it get me in trouble?
Will Teacher Maciel be receptive to my question or comment right now?
Is this an individual question or a whole class question?

basic knowledge you can use

to get here!
Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning
Trust thyself: Every heart vibrates to that iron string. -

Cell Phone Policy
Water Only
Taboo Topics
Attendance Policy
Consider your audience
Has this question been asked already?
The only dumb question is the one not asked?

...and sometimes
Use your best judgement!
Research has shown that students have the highest test scores when the temperature is 21-25 degrees
The temperature will stay at 21- 25 degrees however if you think it´s to Cold or Hot let the Teacher Know.
Bathroom/Water Breaks

Go right after you sign in. You won't be counted late!
you can´t leave the classroom more than 2 times a day.
Five more things that make me
bad yawning...
Arguing when I ask you to be quiet.
using phones
when I´m explaining!
What do we study....and why?

I suck at English!
I don't get it!
No Hablo Ingles!
grrrrr! >:0
sometimes we are going to use ipads, laptops or other electronic devise, I will tell you when and for what.
No excuses!
10% of your grade!
5% = Behavior
5% = Participation

I don't take late work!
I moved out to the US when I was 18 and served as a Missionary for 2 years.
I left home when I was 14 and moved out to Mexico City D.F. To Study High School.
(I Graduated in 2007)
Welcome to the school year 2016-2017
we are going to use other Online Resources like... and others.
Am I making this comment just for the sake of having something to say....
Yes! It was real!! and I don´t
want you to experience
something like this. ;)
watch the video now.
Icebreaker Activity
From this list of colors, choose the one or ones that are more appealing to you.


Icebreaker Activity
Now that you have chosen your color(s) write the following on a piece of paper according to your interests.

RED - Family
BLUE - Hobbies
GREEN - Friends
YELLOW - Interesting facts about you
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