Our School

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Ms. Tammy Katan-Brown



Our Mission

To ensure that every student develops the skills and competencies to be a critical thinker and become a productive member of society.

Vision Statement

To provide a safe, caring environment where students are nurtured and recognized as they achieve their fullest potential; moreover, to provide access to a quality education for all students through differentiated instruction - ensuring their preparedness for college and career readiness.

Core Beliefs

Students learn best when there is modeling, opportunities for learning through various modalities ; student -to student and group discussions; questioning using Depth of Knowledge (DOK} to promote higher order thinking.

Instructional Focus

To provide inclusive rigorous instruction through differentiated instruction: supported materials and tiered tasks with an emphasis on our multilingual learners and SWDs.

Definition of Rigor

Allowing scholars to think outside the box. Rigor is work that fosters critical, higher order thinking. Rigor challenges the students' thinking- Pushing scholars as far as you can push t hem.

Practices Across Classrooms:

a. Turn and Talk
b. Peer Critique
c. Self-Assessment
d. Journal Writing
e. Close reading
f. Questioning