HAPPY TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK!!
Regional Passing Rate
As a region, we have increased our passing rates in History and Math. However, this month we seem to be struggling in ELA and Science. If you have an instructional practice that is working with your students, share it with the other Blended Teachers! Send your ideas and practices to email@example.com.
Science Instructional Practice
In this edition we will be focusing on a Science and Math instructional practice. Multiple Representation of Knowledge is used to help students deepen their conceptual understanding.
Below is an analysis of each of the representations and its usefulness in helping the students deepen their conceptual understanding:
– It is common to represent real scenarios with a pictorial representation such as a sketch. It helps the students that have a preference for visual learning.
– A verbal representation helps the students articulate what is happening in the given scenario.
– The equation that describes the situation is the mathematical representation.
– The situation can be represented in a numerical way.
– Graphical representations are commonly constructed from data collected in a lab experiment. Through graphs students can obtain pertinent information.
– A diagram can be used to illustrate the situation.
Students can demonstrate a deeper level of understanding of science or math concepts by their ability to translate (move back and forth) between different representations of knowledge.
BELOW IS A VIDEO LINK TO A MATH VIDEO ON THE TEACHING STRATEGY.
Math Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_om8vAv6hzQ
SPOTLIGHT: Hill House Passport Academy- The Importance of Student Relationships
1) How you develop the relationship at the beginning? "By giving respect. The only way a relationship can be built in any circumstance is when there is mutual respect from both sides."
2) How do HHPA teachers maintain these student relationships throughout the year? "Follow-up is different for each staff member and different for each student and their personalities. Some students need you to get into their faces and stay on them and other just need an ear."
3) What are five key components in mentoring a student?
Respect, patience, communication, understanding and dependability
Hear from a student about their experience at HHPA:
"They stay on you to make sure you’re at school, you’re keeping your grades up and you’re doing what you need to. They ride you.” –Gwayla Nash, Class of 2016,