An Environment for Effective Teaching & Learning Volume 1, Issue 2, September 15, 2017
Kidsday Class of the Week
5th Grade students in Ms. Weeks and Ms. Gray's 2016-17 class were the Class of the Week in Newsday in August 2017. Any class that wants to participate contacts Newsday and lets them know about the wonderful things that their class is doing. When accepted, Newsday sends the information to Mr. Pat Mullooly, the "Kidsday Guy." Mr. Mullooly comes in to work with the class several times during the year. He is an incredibly dynamic individual. The students get t-shirts, reporters badges, make a Facebook video, and several go on the celebrity interview in Manhattan. The class brainstorms article ideas and Mr. Mullooly rejects or accepts them. The kids were proud to be honored in this way and had loads of...
In HPS the Teachers are also Students
This summer, as students were enjoying time spent with family and friends, the administration, faculty and staff at Hauppauge Public Schools were hard at work exploring ways to improve on an already dynamic educational program. Nothing is more complex, challenging, or important than assuring high levels of learning for each and every student. And no single factor has a greater impact on student learning than skillful teaching. With this in mind, the Hauppauge Public Schools enlisted the expertise of the Research for Better Teaching (RBT). Thus far in the Skillful Teacher course, through three cohorts, HPS has had 76 teachers and 17...