Weekly Rap #1

Here it is, the first in of like 30-something of these … brief reflections from Mosaic teachers about the week. We’re calling them “Weekly Wraps” and they are meant to convey the most memorable and enduring teacher reflections of the week.

A nice way to finish the week, yes?

Here you go!  -Ryan

Mr. Joel Justice:

This week for me had me enthralled… I was running around the room, talking with each of my advisement students. Each conversation different than the previous and the questions the students are asking are a great start for how Inquiry Blocks should be for the rest of the year. I am excited to see what other questions students are going to investigate and what learning experiences they will gain from them.


Mrs. Amanda Kerr:

This week was one of anticipation and tremendous introspection because I found myself analyzing and reflecting on each and every aspect of my teaching. I’m at a point in my career where I have much to be thankful for and many opportunities that demand attention. I am proud of our FabLab (and in the Maker movement in general) and excited for how I can merge my ceramics, art, and building/creating passions and experience to forge a pathway that students will love.


Mrs. Kayla Lang:

This week had great flow. Taking time for thoughtful planning during our 2nd hour together has really fostered an environment of communication – between the staff, students, and teachers. The kids seem excited for the “Mosaic 2.0” changes and the staff seems to have the same level of excitement that we had when we first opened the doors in 2014.


Mr. Shaun Martin:

This week was crazy because of all the implementation of new stuff, all the team building, and the old newness of it all.


Mr. Michael Schneider:

This week was exhausting because kids sought me out, questioned, conferenced, and asked for advice and collaboration … it’s a wonderful exhaustion.