A new schedule was introduced to Mt. Ararat for school year 2010-11. The goal of the new schedule was to provide new opportunities for teaching and learning. Specifically:
- Using more formative assessment strategies.
- Providing a wider variety of instructional approaches to reach more learners (differentiation).
- Providing more focus on depth of instruction rather than breadth of instruction.
- Providing more time for teachers to plan and collaborate on teaching and learning.
- Providing the opportunity to expand the types of learning activities that take place during classroom instruction.
This week the students and teachers responded to a survey to get their feedback on the new schedule. Students and teachers responded to a wide variety of questions. The Principal met with a group of students to get their perspective on the new schedule.
- Summer Dupuis, and eleventh grader, said she likes AST time because it allows her to get help from Mr. Quick in mathematics.
- Nicholas Beaudoin, at tenth grader, said he appreciated having a challenging teacher like Mrs. Krauss last year because the skills he learned in her class have really helped him this year.
- Amber Lamarre, an eleventh grader, said she likes having class every other day. It helps her organize her work and spread out her assignments for homework.
- John Dietlin, a tenth grader, says he likes the new schedule because “we do more than one activity every class.”
- Colton Burne, a tenth grader, says “Some of my teachers offer a variety of activities and others stick to the same type of lesson. I like economics class with Mr. Dorogi because we are expected to take what we learn and simulate investing in the stock market.”
The survey results provide a wealth of information regarding teacher and student opinions on the new schedule. Here are the student survey results. Here are the teacher survey results. Open Ended Teacher Responses (OETR): OETR 1 , OETR 2, OETR 3