We would like to introduce you to three more model teachers this week. Our model teachers are working hard to be transparent and reflective teachers. Don’t forget to visit the Pineapple Chart to see what model teachers (and all teachers) have going on in their classrooms!
Mrs. Katie Slack, 6-12 Instrumental Music
Mrs. Slack is currently working on preparing students for their winter concerts. She is really focusing on improving tone quality with the 6th grade band. Mrs. Slack is also trying to find more ways to help students set both personal goals and goals for their ensembles.
Some of Mrs. Slack’s strengths are modeling and differentiation.
Mrs. Slack’s hobbies include reading, travel, sports, running/exercise, music, and enjoying time with family and friends.
Mrs. Jill Hoffman, JH Math (6th Math, 7th Coding)
Mrs. Hoffman is currently working with students to be more reflective about their learning. She is also using data notebooks that contain reflection sheets and checklists to monitor learning and behavior.
Some of Mrs. Hoffman’s strengths include being flexible and willing to learn and try new ideas. Mrs. Hoffman is also good at building a good rapport with students.
The recently married wife of Dustin Hoffman (No, not the actor!) enjoys cooking and especially likes to "remix" recipes that she has found online or in cookbooks. She also enjoy reading, and just about any activity that gets her outside.
Mrs. Sandy Becker, 6-8 Interventionist
Mrs. Becker is currently working on fluency and comprehension strategies with struggling readers in small groups She is also implementing the ACE strategy for text evidence and the small group PRESS training that she received this fall.
Trying new strategies, classroom management, talking about her teaching, and
learning from other to improve are some of Mrs. Becker’s strengths.
Mrs. Becker’s pastimes include baking, especially with my grandson, reading, walking, canning fruits and vegetables, and I make and sell crafts at a couple of small shows each fall.