Michael Monclova, M. Ed.
Benold Middle School6th Grade English Language Arts (Including Pre-AP)
Phone: 943-5090 + Extension 6963.
My Education & Teaching BackgroundBy way of introduction, my Bachelor of Art degrees are in Classical Literature, Philosophy and Theology from the Franciscan University of Steubenville. I was a pastor and served within the scope of private education for many years. (As many already know, benefits in private schools leave much to be desired.)Seven years ago, I decided it was time to pursue my passion for teaching on a full-time basis in the public schools arena. I pursued and obtained an M.A. in Secondary Education from the University of Phoenix. For a short period of time, I served as a substitute teacher in Leander I.S.D. and supplemented my income as a barista at Starbucks! I soon began working at Forbes Middle School where I helped with Content Mastery, Inclusion, and SPED. In October of 2012, I began working here at Benold Middle School as a full-time classroom teacher.Over the past 20 years, I have enjoyed teaching students with many different needs (from gifted and talented to special needs) in many different settings. I am certified in English Language Arts (4-12) and Spanish (K-12).Class/Course InformationMr. Monclova teaches 8th grade English Language Arts and Spanish I (High School Credit Course). Please check classroom portals regularly for lesson plans and any other information that will be posted. Information is checked and changed periodically.Classroom Goals:Goals for both of my classes include the following:
- To help each students reach the fullness of their academic potential.
- To empower students to take responsibility and ownership for their work.
- To help students be more confident in the learning process.
- Be courteous and respectful to others.
- Be alert, positive, and enthusiastic to learn.
- Be seated and start working quietly before the bell rings.
- Come to class prepared with all necessary materials.
- Follow all school rules.
Consequences when Classroom Rules are NOT followed:Infraction 1 A warning is issued to the student.Infraction 2 A warning is issued and Mr. Monclova has an individual conversation with the student.Infraction 3 A warning is issued and Mr. Monclova will call parents.Infraction 4 Parents will be notified and an office referral will be issued.
Mr. Monclova's Schedule*Period 1 Department MeetingsPeriod 2 Spanish IPeriod 3 8th Grade English Language ArtsPeriod 4 8th Grade English Language ArtsPeriod 5 8th Grade English Language ArtsPeriod 6 Conference PeriodPeriod 7 Spanish I*Mr. Monclova is glad to be available for student tutorials on most school days, starting at 8 a.m.