Category Archives: School visits

A visit to math class: Power Teaching at Shallow Brook Intermediate School

Lorraine Coombes uses a strategy called “Power Teaching” to get kids more engaged in math class.

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Time to visit classrooms! Where should I go?

I want to spend time in York County classrooms. Where should I go?

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Dillsburg Elementary students learn about the Olympics before the London 2012 games

Dillsburg Elementary School held a summer program for students to learn about the Olympics before the summer 2012 games in London.

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English project gives Red Lion seniors memories to keep

Red Lion Area High School held graduation last night. Seniors in Robert Beatty’s English classes were able to spend a little more time reflecting on their years of schooling, thanks to a unique assignment he called their “senior memory book.” … Continue reading

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Parachute fun at South Eastern Middle School-West

Today I spent most of my morning at South Eastern Middle School-West for transition day, where students visit the new school they’ll be attending next fall to learn the ropes. I wrote a story about the goals for the day … Continue reading

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Hanging out with Spring Grove’s Rocket Scientists

After school ended on Tuesday, Brian Hastings’ classroom was still buzzing with activity. Some students were prepping for the Science Olympiad, to be held at Millersville University on Saturday. Others prepared rockets for launching to enter the Team America Rocketry … Continue reading

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Kindles encourage readers at Valley View Elementary School

Students in Cheryl Johnson’s second grade class at Valley View Elementary School have a new way to curl up with a good book – Kindles. Johnson received a grant from the York Suburban Education Foundation to purchase six Kindles for … Continue reading

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Second graders log in their answers with student response systems

Today, I visited Orendorf Elementary School in the Northeastern School District to see how second graders are using a student response system in class. Teachers Kristen O’Keefe and Shannon Oliver are using the systems, called Qwizdom, in their classes. It … Continue reading

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