Texas A&M Consolidated High School
I observed 4 classes today and will teach 4 classes tomorrow at the Texas A&M consolidated high school. All the classes were grade 10 classes, except for one which is the Advance Placement class for Human Geography. Unfortunately this was their TAKS week. Which means, they were all going through revision for their paper. The paper is 50% Geography and 50% American History. I had a glimpse of the type of content that students learn. My sense of it is that although the paper emphasized a range of cognitive skills such as application, analysis and understanding, most of the observations during the classes indicate that recall of information was the dominant cognitive process at work in these tests. Here are some photos I've taken of the school and the classes I attended.