A Brief Blog about the day to day educational issues between three Small Learning Communities in one NYC High School.
I'm Hoping we could better use SLCs if we have a place where we could throw out questions here. We could also set the aganda for the SLC based on topics of most concern. This is just an idea.
Amazing idea, Brown.And I'm glad you stopped the trip talk today. We have to keep on track about wasting time at the SLC meetings.
I really can't wait to work on the web publishing with the Sophmores... Very exciting stuff...
This is a great idea, it could also elimnate time on adminstrative paperwork, it we just post it here.
Cool. Are there 2 blogs here?Communication is the key. If this helps in that regard, then way cool.
Brody wuz here. 10/2/05
I'm here so Brown doesn't go crazy talking to himself.Love the student talk protocol. I'm looking forward to giving it a whirl.
as opposed to a 'whip'. lol
Joel Santana's dad will be coming to meet with all of his teachers tomorrow (Friday) during the SLC
Hi All, I am sorry no one could open the community service information. I put copies in 318. Please give any feedback. I will make adjustments and then show Mr. Z. This community service thing started because many students have been asking about it and where to document their hours. When I asked around no one had the answers so I decided to put something together. Do we want to have it mandatory or not? Thank you in advance.Carmela
Carmela you might want to check with Faughey to see if service hours are mandatory, however I think that is all an old BOE myth... I think we could encourage service but making it mandatory seems to remove the altruism from the "community service"
Just seeing how this works... Interesting.A thought regarding last week's conversation around cohorts. While I think that it is important to maintain the integrity of the cohort system standing here at QHST, I also realized that in some cases were are being extremely inflexible with students who enter our school in a grade other than the 9th. I thought it sets up a terrible precedent if a student is registered at our school, given a "welcome to our building" and in the same breath handed information regarding night school or summer school for a class they might not have even failed. This is especially troubling when perhaps the class in question is offered, but is simply out of cohort. I understand that there are some advantages to this system but cannot see it fitting into our framework model of a small school. The student is set back because we are unable or unwilling to bend the rules a little, after all, we are a high school in the service of anyone who should approach us, not a cold, inflexible Dept. of Motor Vehicle type institution. Perhaps it would help if as a Community we might draft up some language that pertains to such a situation so that we are guided by pre-established rules and not simply how we are feeling that day...
I agree... I definately think if we make blanket statements about who and how we are going to place students we are only going to regret it later on... Lets draft up such a statement or policy that maintains the felxibility right now. We need to puts the needs of the students first.
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