Welcome back Freshman and Parents!
I'm looking forward to another exciting semester at SECHS!
A little about me:
I graduated from Pfeiffer University with my Bachelor's of Mathematical Science and minored in secondary education. I grew up here in Stanly County, though I was working at the Cabarrus-Kannapolis Early College High School in Concord previously. This is my second year at SECHS. I love my job and am looking forward to an exciting year!
Questions to Ask Your Student:
To support this learning, it is best to not do
homework problems for your child, even if this is accompanied by an
explanation. Instead we suggest you ask questions like those below. Questions
such as these will work to enhance learning and success, whether the homework
question is very basic, or very complex. This is a good place to start all help
- What have you been doing in class
that relates to this problem? Can you explain the main ideas to me so I
can think about the problem with you?
- Do you have some examples in your
notes or toolkit that would help us to think about this problem? Did your
class do a Checkpoint recently that would be relevant?
- Explain to me what you know right
now, and why that is not enough to do this problem.
- Explain these vocabulary words to
me. Are there other words that you don't understand?
- What have you tried? Explain the
steps to me. Can you explain this another way?
- Is there a way to organize this,
with a sketch or a diagram or a graph or a table that might help us get a
handle on the problem?
- If you can't complete the problem,
can you make a simpler problem that you can complete?
- Write down a question that tells
your teacher where you got lost.
- Is there someone else on your team
that you can call to ask if they are also having difficulty? Maybe that
person has something in class notes that you missed.
- Now that you have a solution, does
it make sense? Can you check your solution? Have you answered clearly and
completely? Convince me.
Make sure that you check this calendar daily as it will have your homework assignments listed.