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El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

The Student News Site of Monta Vista High School

El Estoque

My first teaching experiences all began with speech. Illustration | April Wang

Lessons on teaching

April Wang, Copy Editor November 27, 2022

Honestly, I think I’m a good teacher. That wasn’t really something I ever thought I’d say. It still isn’t. Looking at all my favorite teachers, they’ve always been patient. Professional....

starting fresh

starting fresh

Alan Tai and Eric Zhou November 12, 2022
sharing teachers’ first experiences at MVHS
Dance Instructor Anagha Kulkarni teaches her students a dance routine at the Arete Dance Center in Los Altos. 

Photo Courtesy of Anagha Kulkarni | Used with permission

Coaching through the ages

Sameer Maheshwari and Gauri Manoj November 11, 2022

Coaches often have to change their teaching styles based on the age and skill level of each player in order to bring out the best in them, often taking the players’ health into account. Dance Fitness...

Graphic by Michelle Zheng

Age in Sports

Exploring the athletic experiences of different age groups and the effects of age on one's journey in sports and coaching style
Three teachers give their thoughts on the transition to hybrid learning.

Teachers voice their opinions on hybrid learning

Krish Dev, Web Editor May 14, 2021

As conditions in California with COVID-19 continued to improve, MVHS transitioned to hybrid learning as of April 19. Most students remain at home, but some students chose to go to school in person...

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

Zoom School: MVHS Edition

MVHS community devises ways around the challenges of distance learning
Professor Pedro Noguera listens to superintendent Polly Bove introduce him to MVHS faculty. Noguera came to MVHS by request of Polly Bove to speak on equity in the classroom. Photo by Om Khandekar.

Professor Pedro Noguera gives equity presentation for staff

Priya Reddy September 22, 2017

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...

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

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...

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

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

Nathan Stevens April 17, 2017

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...

Photo by Fatima Ali

Substantial: The stories of our substitute teachers

Andrea Schlitt April 8, 2016

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....

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

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...

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

[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...

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