Life Skills

Homeroom Hangout POD for Grades Six and Seven.

In this 10 week multi-day class, students will meet, get organized, come up with projects, and get ready for the school day with friends.
Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.M
474 total reviews for this teacher
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 10 weeks

12-14

year olds

4-8

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Part One:
Wolrd Geography and Government:
Magna Carta,  Hobbes/Locke/Sir Thomas Moore/Utopia
Math:
Percentages
English:
Figures of Speech/ We will discuss one to two types each week and get points for using in sentences. 
Introduction to foreign languages- (optional) students will chose a language they wish to pursue using Duolingo.
Types of Book Genres
Reading Comprehension
Story Plot
Peer relationships
Self-Care
Helping Others
Empathy
Self-Compassion
Leadership
Organization Skills
Homework/Project Folder
 
I am a retired certified middle and high school teacher, creator and teacher of The Self-Confidence Project on Outschool, Professor, attorney and mother of seven. Every class I create is first implemented in my own household.  My teaching philosophy is that all students are individuals and unique learners that must have a stimulating educational environment where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is my desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. I will provide a safe environment where students are invited to share their ideas and where mistakes are considered education victories.
     While incorporating the eight learning styles into each class, I believe that there are five essential elements that are conducive to learning. (1) The teacher's role is to act as a guide. (2) Students must have access to hands-on activities. (3) Students should be able to have choices and let their curiosity direct their learning. (4) Students need the opportunity to practice skills in a safe environment. (5) Technology must be incorporated into the school day.
    My classes are inclusive to neurodivergent and neurodiverse learners and I do my best to make alternative lesson plans when needed.  Parents should never hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Students will work on projects throughout the week as possible.  I recognize some students will need/have more time than others.
Supplies are included in the class description and will be listed in the classroom before each week.
First week supplies:
Students need a notebook or journal for class.  
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Communication with parent available at any time.  Regular reports available for those that need.   Please contact teacher directly for needs.
1 hour 50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
The only content that may pop up in this class is from the student.  If there is something brought up in class that I feel needs to be kept private I will take down a video and not share it.  For example,  I have had students discuss personal information about divorce and another student come out in a classroom in chat.  I do not encourage these discussions, but on occasion a student will just feel the need to say something.  If that occurs, I feel it is my obligation to keep that information as private as possible for both the family and the student.  I will notify parents if I decide not to post a video. 
Also, students will be working outside of class and may need to be monitored by parents when working on projects.  As always I encourage communication between student and parent and remind students to ask for permission before going to websites on the internet.  Students must also get parent's permission before giving personal information to other students.  I will need verification from the parent that this is okay.
Kahoot
Scribble IO
Go Noodle
Nearpod
Teacher Handouts
Duolingo

Teacher

Jennifer Hughes, B.A., J.D., LL.MInclusivity Supporter, Engagement Seeker, and a Passion to Pass on Joy and a Life Long Love of Learning.
474 total reviews
490 completed classes

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** My summer classes starting in May in most cases do not meet the whole month of July so that students and their families can vacation and enjoy summer break. This is when I... 
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