The Rider Chronicle

Flipped Classrooms

To collect data for his eco-column fish tank, Senior Jake Schrass measures his fish’s food supply, the sea plant.
“This experiment teaches us the relationship between terrestrial and aqueous habitats,” Schrass said. “It shows us how nutrients are shared between different food chains. It was a lot of fun, but the most important skill I have learned so far would be how to not kill Caesar, my group’s fish.”

Jared Bruner, Reporter

December 11, 2015

He sits in the back, grading papers while the students collect data from their homemade fish tanks. AP Environmental Science teacher Joshua Nielsen teaches his classroom with the “flipped classroom” style.   Nielsen first heard about flipped classrooms five years ago and implemented it in hi...

Blueprints To Classroom Success

Jansen Roulliard, Reporter

April 2, 2014

Freshman Hailey Harrison dodges the bulging backpack of the student in front of her and hurries to her next class. Weaving in and out of slow-moving students like a skilled veteran, she has become used to the daily routine of swerving through the hallways. Harrison catches bits of conversations...

A Unique Mind

Ehtan Payton, Reporter

March 14, 2014

I’m sitting in class and I see the teacher’s marker glide across the whiteboard, and I can feel my body press against the hard plastic chair and I can smell the football player in front of me, and I am listening to my favorite band through my mp3 player, and all of the sudden I understand linear...

Teacher overcomes struggles to become what she is today

December 15, 2011

She could see it in their faces as she walked through the door and introduced herself as their new teacher, ‘Well, no one else has stayed very long, so you’re not either.’ Whispers spread around the room. They were saying if they acted bad enough maybe she would leave just like all the others,...

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