Expectations for Classroom Behavior
The purpose of this information is to provide you with expectations for classroom behavior. Our classroom is a learning-centered environment in which the instructor and students are unhindered by disruptive behavior. You are to be respectful of the learning process, your instructor and your fellow students. Instructors have the authority to manage their classrooms to ensure an environment conducive to learning.
Your participation in a course delivered by The Real Estate Learning Group is a privilege extended to you. The Real Estate Learning Group has the right to remove you from a course at its sole discretion. By registering in a course, you give consent to the following policies.
- Take responsibility for your learning. Instructors are here to create a learning environment. Whether you learn depends on your willingness to listen, ask appropriate questions and do the work necessary to pass the course.
- Attend every class. If you have an emergency or illness, contact your instructor ahead of time to let her or him know that you will be absent. It is your responsibility to discuss with the instructor a plan to make up the missed work. Note that in many cases your registration will be moved to a later offering of a course. In all cases, missed classes must be made up within 6 months of the starting date of your original registration.
- Get to class on time and stay until the end. Students who walk into the classroom late distract other students in the learning environment. Please arrive early to settle in.
- Avoid private side conversations. The noise is distracting to other students and disrespectful of your instructor. Our classes are designed to provide ample opportunity to interact with fellow students in learning activities as well as during break time.
- Audio and/or video recording of any type is prohibited without the Instructor's knowledge and consent.
- Set cell phones to vibrate or off. It is very distracting to hear someone's cell phone go off in class.
- Avoid dominating other students' opportunities to learn. It is good to ask questions and make comments, but if you dominate the class time with too many questions and/or comments, the instructor and other students cannot participate in class discussions. When asking questions and making comments, keep them related to the discussion at hand.
- Respect your instructor. Our instructors are seasoned real estate professionals as well as highly skilled classroom teachers. Openly challenging the instructor's knowledge or authority in the classroom is not appropriate. If you take issue with the instructor's information or instructional methods, make sure that your comments are made without confrontation or antagonism. You may want to discuss your issues with her or him privately.
- Your classmates deserve your respect and support. Others may have ideas and opinions that differ from yours, or they may struggle to understand information as quickly as their peers. But they deserve the same level of respect from you as you wish to receive from them.
- Come to class fully prepared. You must “earn your ticket in the door” by completing all mandatory pre-work. Students who have not completed their assigned self-study pre-work are not prepared to participate in the classroom. Instructors have the authority to postpone your continuation in the course to a future offering of the course if your pre-work is incomplete.
- Only registered students are allowed in the classroom. Children or friends in classrooms are distracting to the instructor, other students and you. If you are nursing an infant, please work with your instructor to make accommodations that are comfortable for you and your infant.
- Policy on Cheating and Integrity.
Please note that you as well as our school are subject to audits by the Maine Real Estate Commission. You must complete ALL content, activities, quizzes, videos, and reading as assigned. We monitor and record the dates and times that you access the course. It is imperative that you behave with full integrity as you complete this course. Please know that your instructor is able to track your online access to see what documents you have opened, how long you spent watching each video clip, and other learning tasks. Both you and your instructor must be able to show that you did all the activities in the course. In other words, you are required to complete all activities. In addition, you must answer all quiz and final exam questions without the assistance of another person(s). If The Real Estate Learning Group finds that you have cheated in order to pass this course, we will refuse to issue a completion certificate and will not refund your course fee.
- Use of service animals. Our classrooms are places of public accommodation. For classes held in the state of Maine, we adhere to the rules of the Maine Human Rights Act.The Maine Human Rights Act (“MHRA”) requires that a place of public accommodation (“PA”) allow the use of service animals by individuals with disabilities. While there are some exceptions, the general rule is one of inclusion, requiring that the PA allow the service animal to be present.
What is a PA?
An establishment that is open to the general public; this may be by offering its goods/facilities/services to, or by soliciting/accepting patronage from, the public. Some examples include: town or state buildings/agencies, professional offices, movie theaters, stores, schools, trains, airplanes, hotels, hospitals and restaurants. A full (not exhaustive) listing of types of entities qualifying as PAs can be found at 5 M.R.S. § 4553(8).
What counts as a Service Animal?
A “service animal” is a DOG that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual or other mental disability. Other species of animals are NOT considered service animals in the context of PAs. The work or task that the dog is trained to do must be directly related to the person’s disability. Examples include: assisting a person with a visual impairment in navigation; alerting a person with a hearing loss to the presence of people or sounds; assisting a person during a seizure; providing physical support and assistance with balance and stability to a person with a mobility disability; reminding a person with an intellectual disability to take a medication; and helping a person with a psychiatric or neurological disability by preventing or interrupting problem behaviors. A service animal is an aid that helps a person with a disability access services, like a wheelchair or cane. Service animals are NOT PETS.