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Rigor and Student Engagement Every Day in Every Class

My name is Anthony Sudweeks and I am the academic director of WSA. As I walk through the schools, I frequently pull out my phone and record good teaching when I spot it. These are not staged or unique moments. This is what a typical WSA class looks like every day.

Ms. Gomez's 1st Grade Math

This class is engaged and learning!

Ms. Bolen's Reading group

These 2nd graders stay focused and become better readers.

Ms. Guandique's Kindergarten Math

Ms. Pereira's 3rd Graders Analyze

These third graders analyze the work of their peers to practice their critical thinking skills and see exemplar student work. 

Ms. Peterson's Math Class

Every student is engaged in this 6th grade math class.

WSA Students greet their teachers at the door

High expectations and Clear Instructions

Ms. Lamoreaux clearly explains her expectations and designs procedures to waste a minimum amount of time throughout the day. The creates of sense of urgency that most classrooms lack.