Recording Outstanding Education
Volume III, No. 4
Nassau County School District continues to have positive events occurring on our campuses. Take a look at some of the things that have happened recently.
Congratulations to Ms. Lynn!
Breakfast, Bobcats, and Bonding
Pennies for Patients
Learning with Little
Over the summer, I worked tirelessly scouring FB Marketplace, garage sales, and even starting a Donors Choose project to fund flexible seating in my high school classroom. Flexible seating elevates student engagement. Simply breaking up rows of desks fosters collaboration and empowers students to think about how they work best. In my extensive research, teachers reported: their students' grades improved, their students seem happier and more engaged and their students are participating more and having more invigorating conversations. We are 5 or 6 weeks into the school year, and so far, I could not be happier with my results! Typically flexible seating is seen in primary and elementary schools, but the high school students I teach have fully embraced the environment! They look forward to coming to class, and I know they feel more comfortable than in a typical classroom. Additionally, students have a sense of ownership and responsibility in the room. They tested out all of the seat options for the first week of school, then using a Google Forms survey, they each filled in their top seating choices. I used this information to create a seating chart. They are also responsible for the upkeep. Each class period takes turns vacuuming, wiping surfaces, etc. every other week. If they put in the effort into the space, they will treat it with more respect and care! It has already created more of a family atmosphere, that fosters true student growth and learning.
Thank you for sharing your story and building a culture reading for connections and growth, Ms. Little!
Helping Others Heal
Hilliard Middle-Senior High School's Jr. Beta Club learned of an opportunity to assist the hurricane victims from the Bahamas. In a little over 24 hours, they were able to raise over $100 in cash and several boxes, totes, and bags full of food, medical, and building supplies.