Posts made in October, 2013

Five Keys to Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

Five Keys to Successful Parent-Teacher Communication

Written by: Barbara Mariconda, Scholastic  Keep these ground rules in mind and parents will thank you — and your life will be much easier! The best way to avoid misunderstandings with parents is to have ongoing, clear lines of communication from the beginning. The more you keep them informed about classroom news and include them in school happenings, the more they’ll feel like a part of the team. The end result? Parents who are...

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Hernando Singers- Sweet Sounds are a Tradition

Hernando Singers- Sweet Sounds are a Tradition

Written by: Reese Norris, Choir Director Hernando Middle School  The Hernando Singers began with Mr. Norris at the helm in the fall of 1997 with 32 students, one teacher desk, 20 metal folding chairs, a folder full of Jackson-Five music and a broken plastic keyboard.  It was abundantly clear that recruiting and growth in every direction was pivotal from the start. In 2000, Mr. Norris created his first advanced choir.  That choir would represent...

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What makes a great teacher?

What makes a great teacher?

Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher.   Written by: GreatSchools Staff   What makes a great teacher? Teaching is one of the most complicated jobs today. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; knowledge of discipline and classroom management...

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Tyler Arnold brings the “WOW” to his classroom!

Tyler Arnold brings the “WOW” to his classroom!

Written by: Tyler Arnold, Teacher Center Hill High School  My name is Tyler Arnold.  I teach chemistry, physics, PSAT, and AP chemistry at Center Hill High School in DeSoto County. I began my teaching career in the fall of 2008 at Center Hill Middle/High teaching chemistry, botany, zoology, and physics.  I was very fortunate to begin my career at Center Hill surrounded by excellent teachers and administrators who acted as mentors and helped me...

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