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Good day!
 
My name is Brandon Batchelor and I'm excited to join the Willow Wood Junior High family this coming school year. I have just transitioned from a neighboring district where I taught for six years. During that time I dived deep into teaching Theater, Communication Application, Professional Communication, World Cultures, Texas History, U.S. History and multiple GT courses throughout the time there.
 
During the past 6 years I was elected the Campus Spotlight Teacher of 2016, member of the campus Leadership Academy, Planning Committee Liason for PBIS, DEIC Representative, GT staff development training teacher/facilitator, and Mock United Nation Sponsor including the District Coordinator for the 2016-17 school year.
 
I truly enjoyed my time there but was already in the move to the Tomball area and thought I would also join in the growing and dynamic community that already calls it home.
 
In the Spring of 2010 graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Composite Social Studies and Minor in Secondary Education.
 
U.S. History is not only a vibrant collection of content and meanings, but even more so a rich opportunity to reflect on our own lives today. Some will say "history is dead," but they forget they are living in history and shaping the world around them every day.
 
I'm honored and humbled to be a member of not just the educational community, not just Willow Wood, but most importantly apart of your student's growth and educational development. 
 
We will learn together this year. We will struggle together in growth and development this year. Do not lose heart the struggle is good and refines us for greater works and and greater opportunities. Embrace the struggle and define our impact on our world through that opportunity. 
 
"Struggle is nature's way of strengthening it." - John Locke
Classroom Policies:
1) Treat others as you want to be treated
2) Bring supplies to class
3) Come to class on time and ready within 20 seconds of the tardy bell
4) Stay open to comments and thoughts of others
5) This is a class of respect: Active participation required
6) Be ready to learn, teach, help and have fun
 

Recent Posts

Writing Contest Opportunity!

Find on my teacher page, under the document category a PDF explaining several different opportunities student can take in a writing contest.
 
All the information I have is included in that document and it is not directly discussed or promoted in our classroom but it was based on and was encouraged to share this with our student body.
 
Give it a look!

Google Classroom Starts Again

We've utilized this excellent piece of educational technology during the first 9 weeks. We'll be using it again in the coming weeks as we enter the next semester.
 
Several students got to the question and did a wonderful job, but some have yet to do any of the questions so far this year.