Mr. Champeau’s Classroom Rules

Hello. My name is Mr. Champeau. I am your sub teacher for today. Normally I teach English, Spanish and Yoga.

Fun fact about me: I’ve lived in 6 different countries including Japan, Thailand, South Korea, Spain, Ecuador and Canada.

I have written this guide to explain how I manage my classroom and what I expect from you as a student in my class.

Classroom Rules

  1. Stay in your assigned seats unless you are working with a partner or group and need to sit next to them.
  2. Use classroom technology for educational purposes only.
  3. Ask permission to leave the room. Tell me where you are going and when you will return.
  4. Always keep the room at a reasonable volume. This means I can get everyone’s attention without shouting and others can work without feeling distracted.
  5. No racist or sexist comments or behavior.
  6. No violence, physical, verbal or otherwise.
  7. No gossiping about other teachers or classmates.

Cellphone Policy

There are 4 levels to my cellphone policy. For a normal day, we start at level 1.

Level 0 – Cell phone policy not in effect. You may use your cellphone.

Level 1 – Cell phones out of sight. Please put your phone in your bag NOT your pocket.

Level 2 – All cell phones in hanging pockets in front of the classroom.

Level 3 – Library mode, you may sit silently and read a book or work on assignments. No talking allowed.

If we can stay at level 2 for the whole class period and you finish all of your work, we can move to level 0 for the last 10 minutes of class.

I finished EVERYTHING!

Many students will finish their work for this class before class time is over. Please try to use your time productively. Here are a few examples:
✅ You may study for and work on school assignments and projects for other classes.

✅ You may work on other educational endeavors (learning a language, studying psychology, writing a resume, applying to jobs, researching careers)
✅ You may read. Normal books, comic books, graphic novels, nonfiction, basically almost anything you like. See my resources linked below.
✅ You may do other creative activities as long as it does not disrupt other students: drawing or other kinds of artwork, writing, etc.

Although there are many activities that are not allowed, here are some examples:

❌ Using technology for noneducational purposes (social media, watching sports or browsing websites about dirt-biking, celebrity news, funny cat videos, etc.)
❌ Idle conversation about non-school-related topics with other students
❌ Playing video games

If I see you using your technology for noneducational purposes I will take it away. Please do not disrupt other students because you are bored.

Learning Resources

Please see the linked resources below to get started reading. It could change your life forever. You never know.

As your substitute teacher, it is my job to make sure everybody finishes their work for this class. It is also my job to maintain a safe and respectful environment that supports the healthy and natural development of your brains. These rules help me do my job. Please help me do my job by following my rules. Let me know if you have any questions or need any help. Thank you!