Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jumping for Joy Moments

A Few Jumping for Joy Moments on March 30, 2016.

1. Seeing the Programming Innovator's Committee taking ownership of designing programming options that will expand the schedule for the upcoming school year.

2. Seeing two teachers working together to compose a presentation to visitors to our school who are interested in finding out more about how a career and technical education school uses the principles of Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID).

3. Seeing a video of a teacher conducting "philosophical chairs" in class. Even more powerful, seeing how the teacher captures that not enough students were participating, she comments, adjusts her practice so that students are able to do a Turn and Talk to answer the question, then brings the "sides" back to engaging in "philosophical chairs. Result, the activity grows from 3 students participating to 15 out of 20 students participating in the discussion.

4. Getting science teachers intervisiting with a history teacher who effectively uses the "CORNELL WAY" in his Global History class to fully see and observe the strategy in the classroom.

5. Having the Global History teacher volunteer to video-tape his class to show using the "CORNELL WAY."

6. Getting the first photos from the overnight SUNY trip.  48 McKee HS students will experience 4 college tours in 2 days. Stop #1 - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 

Taking a quick breather at the New York State Museum.

OK, how precious is the moment, no matter how tall, the young man to the left is at least 6' 6", no one can resist a good carousel.

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