My students this year are a targeted group of incoming freshmen who will be working towards achieving grade-level mastery of math concepts.
Students have made a commitment to forgo their cell phones during instruction among other lifestyle changes which include diet, exercise, and behavior exploration.
Their parents and guardians have committed to participate in events and activities designed to improve communication between school and home.
This approach to addressing the special needs of the whole child includes carefully selected teachers and a smaller class size.
Students will enter my classroom knowing immediately that this is a special place. My desire is to impart an understanding that our year will be full of unique opportunities to improve and that I will help and support them through the challenges.
Flexible seating and touches of home create a space that feels safe and invites learning.
Storage space for backpacks, phones, and other personal items that serve to distract during class time can be kept safely out of the way with benches. Floor seating options allow learners to select where they work most comfortably. Brain science shows that students who feel safe at school are more likely to feel curious and willing to ask questions, invite feedback, and enter into meaningful peer discussions.
A critical part of our program includes improving peer relationships which facilitates maturity and social-emotional growth.
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