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Bondurant-Farrar Community Schools

Artifact
Artifact Title: BEST Expectations
Portfolio Author: Christina Cornia
Date: October 27, 2015
Iowa Teaching Standard 6 Demonstrates competence in classroom management.

a. Creates a learning community that encourages positive social interaction, active


engagement, and self-regulation for every student.
b. Establishes, communicates, models, and maintains standards of
responsible student behavior.
c. Develops and implements classroom procedures and routines that support high
expectations for student learning.
d. Uses instructional time effectively to maximize student achievement.
e. Creates a safe and purposeful learning environment.

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X strength and competency in this standard
Evidence to support attainment of this standard:
Description of artifact and how the artifact meets the standard:
Bondurants BEST expectations are a constant for students at the elementary level. Each year we post the
expectations in our classrooms and discuss what the expectations are in all student environments. We also
have bi-weekly class meetings. At these meetings we have an opportunity to have a mini lesson on appropriate
behaviors and students can share concerns. In addition to this we say the character pledge each morning.
Students frequently see examples of responsible behavior.

Reflection on artifact:
I have had the BEST expectations posted in my classroom all school year. I refer to them when students need
a refresher of appropriate behaviors. The students are held to these standards each day. The class meetings
are new this year. In the past I had class meetings about once a month. Having them every other week has
been beneficial. It allows my students to share concerns and it also gives our classroom student council
representative the chance to share topics from her meeting.
I do believe that the frequent class meetings are a better design than last year. I would be interested to see
more student input on the meeting topics. Often I have found that when the meeting is opened up to share
concerns, the concerns dont match with the written lesson. If students had a chance to share their concerns
with the student council representative, the concerns could be shared with Mrs. Miltenberger. This is
currently in place, but it could be taken a step further to the PBIS committee. The discussion of the meetings
would then include student input along with the PBIS committees input. The combined ideas could lead to
more affective mini lessons and class meetings.