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Ms. Halviatti’s Classroom Edit display name

  • KIPP Heartwood Academy
  • San Jose, CA
  • More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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My students are energetic, zesty, and driven; we are located in East San Jose in a fairly rough part of town. Our school is fairly old, and rough around the edges. Classrooms are a horrible shade of yellow, and carpets are brown. However, one might not even notice this, as the bright-eyed smiling students seem to more than make up for the lack of decor. As a believer in the Broken Windows theory, I have tried to make my classroom as alive as possible to match the zest my students bring every day. They love how much I take pride in my Alma Mater (The University of San Diego). I have decorated my classroom to match my college, and my homeroom section are called "The USD Toreros". I see how much they have taken on that identity, and so many students have now told me that they want to attend USD when they graduate high school. This is the exact attitude I am trying to foster; not just putting college on the forefront of their mind but giving them a target, a school to identify with.

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My students are energetic, zesty, and driven; we are located in East San Jose in a fairly rough part of town. Our school is fairly old, and rough around the edges. Classrooms are a horrible shade of yellow, and carpets are brown. However, one might not even notice this, as the bright-eyed smiling students seem to more than make up for the lack of decor. As a believer in the Broken Windows theory, I have tried to make my classroom as alive as possible to match the zest my students bring every day. They love how much I take pride in my Alma Mater (The University of San Diego). I have decorated my classroom to match my college, and my homeroom section are called "The USD Toreros". I see how much they have taken on that identity, and so many students have now told me that they want to attend USD when they graduate high school. This is the exact attitude I am trying to foster; not just putting college on the forefront of their mind but giving them a target, a school to identify with.

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