Our First student perspective
Episode #5 of the Morris Knolls Minute features Mrs. Emma Jean Evans and five of our terrific students from the Gifted and Talented program. While I have taught a handful of GT students in my time at Knolls, it was wonderful to gain a new perspective on this unique program.
This is also our first episode to feature a student perspective. So far this year, I have tried to keep the episodes to around 15 minutes, but I felt each of the students had a unique take on the program and I wanted to make sure to showcase their insightful view on what it means to be a Gifted and Talented student. For this reason, Episode five runs about 10 minutes longer, but I think you will enjoy it.
Whether you are considering becoming a GT mentor for the first time or this is a regular part of your educational practice, I encourage you to really listen to what these students have to say about their projects. It is a meaningful experience to take control of one's own learning and many of these students are doing it for the first time in this program.
If you have any questions about the GT program or the mentor/application process, please reach out to Mrs. Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org.
real-world experience in the classroom
For the second edition of the Morris Knolls Minute, Joy Mazur came down to A-31 to share details about an exciting new course offering at Morris Knolls. We have a strong tradition of community service with programs like FCCLA and Joy is now bringing those opportunities into a daily curricular environment. We also had a chance to preview the upcoming fall play, She Kills Monsters.
As we wrap up quarter 1, I want to personally thank everyone for the support of our new iCoach offerings. Our first podcast had over 150 listeners and I look forward to continuing to showcase the talented veterans at Morris Knolls.
Passion, community, and commitment
The Morris Knolls Minute is a new podcast series dedicated to sharing the stories and expertise of our great teachers at Morris Knolls. For this debut episode, I sat down with Barbara Seaman to talk all things education.
As one of our strongest veterans, Barbara continues to exemplify what it means to be a master teacher. After completing a workshop together last summer, I became her biggest fan and I deeply admire what she contributes to our community, our school, and the students each year. I am so grateful she accepted my invitation to kick off this new offering from the instructional coaching program.
You can listen to this podcast, and all future editions, at https://www.icoachmk.com/icoach-blog. We will also offer an mp3 download so you may listen via another device. I hope you enjoy the program and I look forward to sitting down with more of our teachers and sharing the great ideas, strategies, and opportunities we can offer the students at Morris Knolls!
The iCoach MK workshop blog catalogs all of our workshop materials and new resources in one location.