El Estoque

Professor Pedro Noguera gives equity presentation for staff

Professor Pedro Noguera gives equity presentation for staff

Priya Reddy

September 22, 2017


Filed under NEWS

At 7:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, groups of teachers stood crowded around tables of coffee and bagels chatting. They moved within their friend groups not unlike the students that would later stand around the academic quad in their own groups. As the 7:30 a.m. bell rang out, the staff began to file in...

A New Chapter: English teacher Jackie Corso transitions to a teacher mentor

A New Chapter: English teacher Jackie Corso transitions to a teacher mentor

Chetana Ramaiyer

May 30, 2017


Filed under From the magazine, NEWS

After eight years teaching English at MVHS, Jackie Corso will be packing up room C104 and taking on a new challenge as one of four Fremont Union High School District teacher mentors for the 2017-19 school years. Teacher mentors are tasked with helping teachers who are fresh out of their credent...

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Q&A: C++ club makes changes in teaching style

Nathan Stevens

April 17, 2017


Filed under Briefs, STEM

As senior Christopher Chang looks around E203 for his fellow C++ members, he finds himself disappointed with what he sees. Getting ready to start their weekly informational meetings about the programming language C++, he makes sure everyone is there, but over the weeks, he’s watched as people droppe...

Substantial: The stories of our substitute teachers

Substantial: The stories of our substitute teachers

Andrea Schlitt

April 8, 2016


Filed under Education, From the magazine, NEWS, Uncategorized

Co-authored by Nanda Nayak. May 3, considered National Teachers Day, is set aside to honor our teachers. However, many students don’t think about the people who come when our teachers can’t— substitutes. Substitute teachers Richard Mendez, Dave Vierra and current student teacher Hannah Gould have...

Students create Cupertino branch of online tutoring nonprofit TutorChatLive.org

Students create Cupertino branch of online tutoring nonprofit TutorChatLive.org

Daniel Lin

December 16, 2015


Filed under NEWS

uniors Annie and Amritha Anand have always fostered an interest in teaching others and volunteering. After finding a website which allows them to pursue both of their passions, they have have taken upon themselves to help students from low-income families, through an online platform called TutorChatLiv...

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body

Behind the scenes: Paraeducators create support system for student body

Kristin Chang

October 10, 2013


Filed under FEATURES

[dropcap1]I[/dropcap1]t’s Thursday morning and the tutorial bell has just rung. The classroom hums with the whir of rebooted computers, zipping backpacks and rustling paper. Some students tap on their calculators and some fiddle with their erasers, but all are hunched over the morning’s work. Pencils ...

Teaching to the TECH

Teaching to the TECH

Aafreen Mahmood

September 21, 2011


Filed under From the magazine, Print news

When Government and Economics teacher Eric Otto opens his e-mail, he always sees a separate folder designated for parent e-mails that has been growing for the past six years of his teaching. The parents  all expressed disbelief in their childís engagement in a subject that they initially thought would...