First Day of School
and the rest of your life
12th Grade Govenment Economics
One of the best things about Vista Murrieta is its cultural diversity and how we count it as a strength and not a weakness. At Vista Murrieta Whites represent 54% of students. Hispanics make-up 22%, while, 6% of the district’s students are African-American. and finally Asian students make up 9% (Husing, 2015). We embrace cultural diversity in the classroom because California is so diversified and therefore studnets can get a taste of the real world in the classroom.
Why Our Teaching Methods Work: Differentiation.
Positive Learning Environment
Failure Is An Option
Everyday Classroom life
Class work and assignments: Class work will consist of lectures (though as few as possible, because I dont like giving them as much as students dont like hearing them), research, and group work. In order to prepare students for the 21st century they need to know how to work in groups and be able to discuss ideas. It has been proven that the most reserved studnets when it comes to lectures and individual assignments become very active and lead the groups in group work (Davis, 1993). Assignments will be expected to be turned in on time, but every assignment will be covered thoroughly so there should be no reason why assignments cannot be turned in on time. However I am human as is every student in my class, and I understand that life gets in the way and should any issue be too pressing students can always come to me so that we can work something out and arrangements can be made.
Achieving success in the classroom to ensure success outside of the classroom.
Information and resources for the stakeholders
1.VMHS has established a strong foundation for school focus and direction based on the CLASS model. All stakeholders have embraced this philosophy, processes, and protocols.
2. VMHS has developed a sound protocol for hiring staff that supports the CLASS model, and results in a faculty committed to the development of the whole child.
3. VMHS cares about students and student achievement, and has developed a cohesive relationship among all stakeholders necessary for school progress.
(VMHS data and findings 2012)
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Housing, J. (2015). Murrieta education statistics. Retrieved from www.mymurrieta.com/about/education.php
McCarthy, J. (2014, June 10). Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction | Edutopia. Retrieved from http://www.edutopia.org/blog/3-steps-effective-differentiated-instruction-john-mccarthy