Here's a Teacher Tip For You
To all you teacher types out there: Did you know that you can peruse all kinds of syllabi and class outlines from other teachers that are available online? It's been amazingly helpful to me- if nothing more than for the validation. One teacher has almost the same expectations and policies that I do- it was like I'd found my cyber-twin. I love it- it's like hanging out with other parents and hearing them say the same things to their children that I do.
I highly recommend it- just google whatever subject you teach and "syllabus" and see what you come up with. Lots are on high school and college websites. It's nice for idea-getting, also.