Monday, April 14, 2008

How do you know when you have a good aim?

You know you have a good aim when your question requires students to say
-- the skill they learned,
--the strategy you used to help them understand the material, and
--the content they needed to master.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Springtime Music Fest @ McKee

Mr. Guarnieri and the "McKee Band" perform during

morning announcements in the Principal's Office playing Stand By Me, Louie, Louie, Mercy, Mercy, Mercy and My Funny Valentine. The music was enjoyed by all!

McKee Students Visit conEdison Plant

Partnership Helps Prepare Engineers of Tomorrow
Mr. Pane and 20 students from his architectural drafting and pre-engineering class had a magnificient and educational experience at conEdison thanks to Mr. Thomas Thatcher, General Manager. Mr. Pane and the students visited the Davis Avenue Plant on Tuesday, April 8, 2008. Mr. Pane stated, "In class, we teach the basics of electrical and mechanical engineering, but they do not see the real use of what they have been learning until now." The McKee students were just as delighted saying, "This helped us grasp the concept of what phases are and what transformers actually do." Thank you Mr. Thatcher and the conEd staff!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Academic Olympics

The following students will participate in the Discovery Institute Academic Olympics at the College of Staten Island on Saturday, April 12 2008:
  • Gemacy Moody - Biology
  • Richard Romer - Integrated Algebra
  • Patryk Kleba - Math B
  • Hilda Adeniji - Pre-Calculus
  • Aleichia Knowles - Global 1st year
  • Brian Young - Global 2nd year
  • Lowell Ulmer - American Studies
  • Nuwan Panditaratne- A.P. American Studies
  • Parrish Owens - English/9-10th Grade
  • Bashimel Maddox - English/11-12th Grade
  • Janice Rivera - A.P. English
  • James Chagnon - Literature

Congratulations & Kudos Mona Gonzalez

Ms. Gonzalez won the Goldie Colodny Award for the Secretaries Chapter of the UFT.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Question Power

Click on the title and you will see a powerful list of question starters. The website not only provides a list of questions but also the type of products students should create that represent the type of thinking students are doing along. . . Bloom's Taxonomy.
Being mindful about the type of questions one asks in class also helps to differentiate instruction. Check it out!

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