This is important for several reasons. First, the better we know our students, and the more they know we know them, the more invested they become in school. Also, a dynamic and vigorous learning environment is built on relationships. When we create strong connections with our students, we create a learning environment where risk-taking and collaborative learning can take place. Finally, the better we know our students, the better we can help craft learning experiences that match who they are. Knowing our students is fundamental to real differentiation.

Getting to Know TASA Students

One of our primary goals at TASA is to get to know our students.

What is your name?

Jeffrey Aguirre

What do you like to do in your free time?

Play soccer and video games. 

 

What is your favorite thing about TASA? Why?

Playing and training for soccer.

 

Describe your favorite teacher/coach. What types of things did you do in that class?

Coach Klement. Training Soccer. 

 

What’s your favorite sport?

Soccer

Do you get good grades in school? Do you think you could do better? Explain.

Yes. I have a 3.5 GPA. I have 3A's and 3B's. 

 

If you had a choice to go to school, would you go? Why or why not?

Yes, so that way I can learn the stuff that is necessary. 

 

What sports or activities have you participated in in the past? What do you plan to join in the future?

I plan to join a good soccer team with Klement. 

 

What are your greatest talents? If I needed your help to do something, what would it be?

My best talent is soccer and math. 

 

Do you like group work or individual work?

I prefer group work so that way I can be more social in soccer. 

 

Tell me one thing you learned this semester at TASA from your class?

To keep your body straight, soccer drills and to pass and kick better. 

What is your name?

Saksham Shrivastava

What do you like to do in your free time?

Playing with my mom, dad and also xbox.

 

What is your favorite thing about TASA? Why?

They teach me soccer very good.

 

Describe your favorite teacher/coach. What types of things did you do in that class?

Coach Klement. Teaches me soccer very good and allows to play big game. 

 

What’s your favorite sport?

Soccer and Tae Kwon Do

Do you get good grades in school? Do you think you could do better? Explain.

Yes. I am getting good grades. 

Do you like group work or individual work?

Group work. 

 

What is your name?

Dylan Smith

What do you like to do in your free time?

Basketball

 

What is your favorite thing about TASA? Why?

Kicking the ball

 

What types of things did you do in that class?

Basic soccer fundamentals. 

 

What’s your favorite sport?

Soccer

Do you get good grades in school? Do you think you could do better? Explain.

Yes. Open up more.  

 

If you had a choice to go to school, would you go? Why or why not?

Yes, I love school. 

 

What sports or activities have you participated in in the past? What do you plan to join in the future?

Karate

 

What are your greatest talents? If I needed your help to do something, what would it be?

Building things 

 

Do you like group work or individual work?

Group work

 

Tell me one thing you learned this semester at TASA from your class?

Teamwork