Mrs. Ferrante - C203
Hello, Parents and Students!
I want to tell you how much I appreciate the opportunity to help your Sixth Grade students learn and love Math and Science!
I also really love the opportunity to guide your Seventh and Eighth Grade students to change the world through Leadership!
Students in C203 will be working on regular group work and projects. I hope to teach students to be deep, analytical thinkers and require them to persevere through the inquiry process. I am a strong believer in the Growth Mindset and know that students can get smarter through hard work and good strategies. I will not allow my students to say that they, “can’t do something.” I remind them that they just, “can’t do something, yet!” All students in my classroom are special and talented in many ways, and when students have a growth mindset, they believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.
To get more information about the Growth Mindset, please consider watching Carol Dweck’s Ted Talk, “Ideas worth Spreading. “ https://www.ted.com/talks/carol_dweck_the_power_of_believing_that_you_can_improve/transcript?language=en
C203 will be a vibrant and talkative classroom where students are debating how to appropriately answer questions while backing up their answers with evidence from their learning. Though it will be talkative, anyone that comes in will see that students are not just talking, but instead, they are learning from one another and enriching their understanding of content.
I can not wait to be one of your child’s main coaches in their learning! Please feel free to call or email me at any time for any reason. My preferred method of communication is through email (email@example.com). I will use Google Classroom to post regular class updates and all assignments. I will use Schoology to submit assignments and for grading.
Thank you again for this opportunity, and I look forward to coaching your child!