Athletes must navigate academic hurdles as they take difficult classes December 2, 2023 — by Anthony Luo On the average Red Day Chemistry Honors teacher Kathy Nakamatsu watches as the clock strikes 3 p.m. in the middle of her seventh period class, signaling a handful of her students to pack up their things and head to their respective sports games. As they exit the door, Nakamatsu readies herself for another busy tutorial […] read more » Flipped classrooms maximize class time for active learning November 8, 2023 — by Lawson Wang and Bryan Zhao It’s tough for educators to find ways to make learning effective and engaging, especially for advanced courses like APs where there is a seemingly endless amount of material to be taught. Under pressure to cover so much, many rely on direct instruction and worksheets or the equivalent, and while they may be useful in teaching […] read more » A junior’s guide to succeeding in Chemistry Honors October 19, 2023 — by Amy Luo Within the first few months of sophomore year, I could tell that Chemistry Honors was a notable step up in course difficulty compared to the more introductory freshman-year courses. As a result, it’s often known as a Saratoga High student’s first “B.” A primarily sophomore-year course, Chemistry Honors is recommended for students who earned a […] read more » Reflecting on MOSAIC this year: An expectantly unnecessary class May 27, 2023 — by Parav Manney As the year closes, I think it’s appropriate to recall the article I wrote last September criticizing the school’s implementation of Making Our School a More Inclusive Community (MOSAIC) before it even really started. I discussed the pitfalls in the class’s strategy of swapping tutorial time with a session for dumping wisdom onto highschoolers. Essentially, […] read more » Home | News | Sports | Opinion | Columns | Features | Multimedia | Print | About | Terms & Conditions Copyright © 1959 - 2023 by The Saratoga Falcon. All Rights Reserved.