Chapman, J

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Mr. Chapman
Joey Chapman
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My name is Joey Chapman and this is my 10th year teaching math KMS.  I am also the head Women's Varsity Golf Coach at AL Brown High School and the head 7th and 8th grade girls basketball coach at KMS, as well as athletic first responder for the spring sports of volleyball, baseball, soccer, and track & field.
 
Outside of school I enjoy spending time and traveling with my wife, 7 year old son, and 1 year old daughter.  I also enjoy playing and watching sports.
 
The following website is designed for two reasons, one is for parents to keep up to date on their child's work during the school year and the second is for students to keep up with their school work and catch up on any missed work. 
 
College(s) Attended/Degrees Earned:
Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education from Marshall University, 2007 
Certified in Social Studies, grades 5-12
               Math, grades 5-9
               Language Arts, grades 5-9
               Science, grades 5-9
               EC, General Curriculum K-12

Educational Philosophy/Vision:
"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~William Arthur Ward
 
If we as teachers can fit all of this: telling, explaining, and demonstrating into each of our lessons - this will give each of our students an unique opportunity to learn their own way and thus, be inspired by what we are teaching.
 
In order for learning to occur, classroom management and expectations must be taught to and expected of the students throughout the school year and not just be written down or read to them on the first day of school.  Relationships are one of the most crucial pieces of the puzzle to having successful classroom management.
 
Collaboration between staff members at a school enhances the material being taught and delivery of the material.  This gives students a chance to be reached by multiple teachers at a time.