Jill Kennedy
Instructor:  Algebra 3-4,  Precalculus, Physics
 School Phone:  480-481-9235
Email:  JKennedy@aznsa.com
  • Room:  4B
Office Hours:   I live here
Class Schedule:  Periods 1, 3, 5:  Precalculus
                               Periods 4, 7:  Algebra 3-4
                               Period 6: Physics
                               Prep:  Period 2

Ms. Kennedy committed to providing a class experience in which scholars feel respected, feel cared for, are inspired to learn, and are empowered to reach for their goals.

In this classroom, we seek to help scholars increase their ability to think critically about information, to be able to ask and answer tough questions, to analyze what they know and draw conclusions and predictions, and to build a toolbox from which they can draw when they encounter a completely new and different situation.  Our context will be math or physics mastery.

You can maximize your growth by trying your best to follow these few simple guidelines:

Use descriptive and accurate words to express your ideas; avoid using unclear words like the word "it".  Seek to explain and justify your thinking.

Base your thinking on a logical foundation. Especially important: Don’t pretend to understand when you don’t.

Persist in making sense of your thinking and of your peer’s thinking.  Ask questions of yourself and of others.  Hold yourself and others (including teachers!) accountable for following all the guidelines.

Allow yourself and others the opportunity to think, reflect, and construct; this means don't "blurt out" answers. When assisting your peers, pose questions to help them and yourself construct meaning rather than show them how to get the answer.

Pallas Kennedy,
Oct 8, 2015, 12:47 PM