Mr. Patterson

Mr. Patterson 


This is my fourth year teaching at Clara B. Ford Academy and I am currently the Trauma Service Coordinator and complete several administrative duties throughout the school day. During 4th and 5th hours you can find me teaching Social Studies and Child Psychology classes. 
I am a graduate of the University of Michigan-Flint's Education Program and have my Masters degree in Reading and Comprehension in Content Areas.
My main hobbies is keeping students in check during the school day and disc golf. 

My Schedule is as follows:
1st hour: Trauma Service Coordinator/Administrative duties
2nd hour: Trauma Service Coordinator/Administrative duties 
3rd hour: Trauma Service Coordinator/Administrative duties 
4th hour: Social Studies Room 115
5th hour: Child Psychology Room 115

Please note: The first quarter ends on November 4th. 
Tutoring Section

The most important aspect of making sure that each student is achieving to their best ability is to make sure that they are keeping up to date with the assignments in class. This includes the class work, projects, notes and readings. Each class has a container where extra copies of work, directions for projects and class copies of notes are located. 
I will attach work that students can make up if they miss assignments to this web page on the Monday after the assignment is due. If the assignment is on this webpage than it can be turned in for full or partial credit. 
Every Tuesday students will be shown their grades and assignments that they may not have complete. 

Student Expectations for our Classroom

1-Take responsibility for your learning, your actions and your future

2. “Be good to one another.”

                Respect classmates and their opinions.

3. We are in this together. Offer help when others need it. 

Social Studies will be organized around five overarching themes that serve as unifying threads throughout the course, helping students to relate what is particular about each time period or society to a “big picture” of history. The themes also provide a way to organize comparisons and analyze change and continuity over time. Consequently, virtually all study of history in this class will be tied back to these themes by using a “SPICE” acronym.
Social—Development and Transformation of Social Structures • Gender roles and relations • Family and kinship • Racial and ethnic constructions • Social and economic classes
Political—State-Building, Expansion, and Conflict • Political structures and forms of governance • Empires • Nations and nationalism • Revolts and revolutions • Region, trans-regional, and global structures and organizations
Interaction Between Humans and the Environment • Demography and disease • Migration • Patterns of settlement • Technology
Cultural—Development and Interaction of Cultures • Religions • Belief Systems, philosophies, and ideologies • Science and technology • The arts and architecture Economic—Creation, Expansion, and Interaction of Economic Systems • Agriculture and pastoral production • Trade and commerce • Labor systems • Industrialization • Capitalism and socialism

Child Psychology will focus the how children develop, grow and learn through developmental stages as humans grow from embryo to toddler. 


Cell Phones should be locked up and out of sight
Hallway passes needed during class periods
Only approved food or drink consumed during school hours
Teacher's desk, chair, cell phone, laptop, and classroom computers are off limits to students.

Contact Information

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At times I will be able to be reached at ext. 122 or by email at