Ms. Kristin Kesinger

Phone: 210-356-3200

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. English/Journalism from Southwest Texas State Certified AVID Instructor

Ms. Kristin Kesinger

27 Years experience!  I have taught both high school and middle school.  My last 8 years have been spent at Driscoll Middle School and this is where I consider my home.

I am the AVID Coordinator and AVID Electives teacher for our campus.  I am also the Yearbook Advisor and Student Council Sponsor along with coaching the Boy's and Girl's Golf teams.  I keep busy, but I love what I do.  I never underestimate the impact that I have through daily interaction with students.

  • Here are just a few of the things we cover each week in AVID...

     

    7th and 8th grade students will learn the core values of WICOR

    WRITING: Using multiple strategies for interacting with notes and texts

    *Focused Note Taking (FNT)

    *Cornell Notes

    *Learning Logs

    *Quickwrites

    *Times Writing

    *The Writing Process

    INQUIRY:   Asking critical questions, engaging in thinking, learning and discussion

    *Philosophical Chairs

    *Socratic Seminars

    COLLABORATION:Teamwork with shared responsibilities and shared ideas

    *Socratic tutorials

    *Family Fridays….Team Building activities

    *Community Service

     

    This is enhanced by having college tutors come on Tuesdays and Thursdays to work 

    with students on the materials they might be struggling with.

     

    ORGANIZATION: Managing materials and practicing methodical study habits

    *Binder checks

    *Goal setting

    READING: Strategically gaining meaning, understanding and knowledge from print

     and other media 

    *Critical Reading Process

     

Class Schedule

  • First Period (8:25-9:09) AVID 8th Grade

    Second Period (9:13-10:02) AVID 8th Grade

    Third Period (10:06-10:55) AVID 7th Grade

    Fourth Period (10:59-11:48) AVID 7th Grade

    Lunch (11:52-12:41) 

    Fifth Period (12:41-1:11) AVID Coordinator Planning

    Sixth Period (1:15-1:39) SMART - Team 7W

    Seventh Period (1:43-2:32) Yearbook

    Eighth Period (2:36-3:25) Conference