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Degrees and Certifications:

B.S. Secondary Education: Mathematics, History and Government Masters in Special Education

Christine Lodal

 

Hi my name is Christine Lodal. This is my 10th year teaching after getting my degree at Boise State University. I lived in Fort Collins, Colorado where I earned my master’s degree. My husband was the smartest kid in my junior high math class. Together we have three kids and two rescue dogs. 

Homework: Practice, Practice, Practice

Learning is a journey. You did not wake up on your first birthday walking. You practiced and practiced. You failed. A lot. That is how all learning works. You got your adorable baby self back up and tried again. That is what is happening this year. Your homework is your practice. You will have homework almost every night. If you miss a day of school you can find out what the homework is at my website. Go to the calendar to find it 

Grading:

Its just feedback on your learning   Grades are just a way for me, the teacher, to tell you the student where you are on your journey. It's like a map. If you get an A on a test then I’m saying “Hooray you have reached your destination” If you get a C on a test then I’m saying “Alright! You are getting there but you having quite reached your location.” If you get a F on a test then I’m saying “There is a problem. You took a wrong turn somewhere. Me and you need to sit down and get you back on track.” After you get your grade, you can practice and then redo the test. Please, please redo your tests. Your grade comes 100% from your tests and quizzes. When you come to me asking “How can I get my grade up?” I’m going to say “Redo your tests”.

Class Materials: I love my compostion notebook

You will need a math composition notebook. Pencils, lots of pencils. A dry erase marker would also be good. A calculator is very helpful. My favorite calculator is TI-30xII. If you could donate tissues and hand sanitizer, I will gladly take it.

Communication: Email, Call...

You can email me at lodal.christine@westada.org or call me at 208-855-4200

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