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

This will be my 28th year of teaching.  I started out as a high school English teacher and slowly migrated toward becoming a middle school teacher.  I am now the AVID Coordinator, Yearbook Advisor and a coach (Volleyball, Basketball, Golf and Track).  I look forward to each school year because I love the connections that I make with each of my students.  Although this year is starting out a bit differently, I look forward to providing the kiddos in my classes the greatest educational experience that I can.

  • Class Schedule

     1st Period AVID 8th Grade

    2nd Period AVID 8th Grade

    3rd Period AVID 7th Grade

    4th Period AVID 7th Grade

    5th Period Conference

    6th Period Yearbook

    7th Period AIM

    8th Period AVID Coordinator

  • 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 twice a week 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