Welcome back Freshman and Parents!
I'm looking forward to another exciting year at SECHS!
A little about me:
I am currently getting my Masters Degree from UNC Greensboro. 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!
General 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 sessions.
- 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.