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My Class Vision | 2014-2015

[John Tran] [Sacramento Charter High School] [10
th
-12
th
/Algebra 1 repeater & Trigonometry]



THREE INPUTS












































Empowered and Transformed Students and Community Leaders
 DRAGONS
 Discipline, Respect,
Ambition, Grit, Optimistic,
Nice, Selfless
 Student Achievement
 Positive Learning
Environment
 Partner and advocate
with parents

 Culturally Responsive
Teaching
 Promote Positive Math
Experiences
Students’/Families’ Dreams
& Aspiration, Reality,
Political & Social Context
How You and
Students Will
Operate
Who is John Tran
and what is he all
about?

My Class Vision | 2014-2015
[John Tran] [Sacramento Charter High School] [10
th
-12
th
/Algebra 1 repeater & Trigonometry]
GUIDING QUESTIONS YOUR INPUT NEXT STEPS TO FLESH
OUT THIS SECTION:
What do you still need to
find out so that you can
strengthen this part of
your vision? How will
you seek out that
information?
WHY YOU’RE HERE:
Who are you in this
work? What’s the
reason why you get out
of bed every day for
your students? What’s
your fire when this
work gets difficult and
the thing that most
centers you to
continue doing it? As
you are probably
discovering more
about who you are by
doing this job, what do
you value and care
about most? How does
that align to this work?

My motivation for being here is that this community is not
just any community it is my home. I was born here and grew
up here and I am who I am today because of this community.
This community is my family and I want to make sure my
family has all the resources and opportunities it needs to be
successful
I need to keep pushing
myself to solidify this
vision and also
strengthen it to embody
who I fully am. I also
need to watch my health
and take care of myself as
stress can sometimes
break down my resolve
and make me forget why
I am sometimes here.
YOUR VALUES &
IDENTITY: What are
your values? What
values do you
prioritize in your
work? What values of
yours do you think
should live in your
classroom and
teaching?
My values are the following:

Discipline
Respect
Ambition
Grit/Perseverance with a passion
Optimism
Navigation/ Nice
Selflessness /Service

I think all these values are an important part of
my classroom and should live in my classroom
and my teachings.


I need to make sure I
incorporate activities
sometimes direct/
indirect that can
enhance these values
in students as they
learn and live.
THE CURRENT
REALITY/CONTEXT:
What is it like now?
What is the current
reality for most of your
students at your
I think it is currently about the following:

Being Discipline
Being Respectful
Being Ambitious
Being Gritty
I need to incorporate
maybe a system that
can encourage this
environment whether
with incentives but
also for students to
My Class Vision | 2014-2015
[John Tran] [Sacramento Charter High School] [10
th
-12
th
/Algebra 1 repeater & Trigonometry]
school? What’s their
typical life path? (E.g.
school, grade and
subject-specific typical
achievement levels;
graduation rates;
community college
graduation rates; etc.;
and if teaching SPED or
ELL, get to that level of
specificity in data).
Does that align with
their hopes & dreams
for their future? Is that
acceptable to you, fair
to the community and
fair to your students?
Why or why not?


The reality for most students at school is that
based on their behaviors, learning from
mistakes, and their level of proactivity they will
be successful.
understand that these
characteristics are
valuable for their
entire lives.
COMMUNITY VALUES,
IDENTITY, &
ASPIRATIONS:
What does the
community value?
What do families want
for their kids? What do
students want for
themselves? What
values of theirs (both
students & families) do
you think should live
in your classroom and
teaching?

Ultimately we all want as a community and
family for our child/student to succeed.

Value success and learning from mistakes are
very important.

Connect with parents/
guardians on creating
support systems to
help them child
succeed.
THE PATHWAYS TO
EXPANDED LIFE
OPPORTUNITIES:
What are the
opportunities that
exist between where
your students are at
right now and
adulthood that can
help put them on track
to having access to all
opportunities?
Knowing your
students’ realities and
College is a great opportunity for my students to
succeed and become more advanced critical
mathematicians but hopefully leaders.

Also holding students to high expectations and
teaching them to advocate for themselves on a
professional level and making sure that they
have the grit necessary to succeed in a stressful
environment like college.



Push my students to
become critical
thinkers and leaders at
school.
My Class Vision | 2014-2015
[John Tran] [Sacramento Charter High School] [10
th
-12
th
/Algebra 1 repeater & Trigonometry]
their aspirations, what
MUST change for
students to be on that
path? (Think about
academic abilities,
particular courses,
outside of school
experiences, etc.).

THE OUTCOMES WE
ARE STRIVING FOR
(FOUR BROADER
OUTCOMES): What
will it take to get
students to that
aspirational life path in
terms of academics
and beyond? How will
you measure whether
students have met
these?
Knowledge & Skills Growth
I want students by the end of the year to have
mastered content very well and be able to explain
and teach content to their peers.

Personal Growth
I want students by the end of the year to grow a
positive relationship with mathematics and be able
build foundational characteristics and systems that
will help them be successful ie. being proactive,
helping students, being respectful, asking questions,
being patient in problem solving, think critically,
and building perseverance as a student and a human
being.

Social, Political, and Cultural Consciousness
I want students to understand the reality of why
math is important in our world and also understand
how it affects our lives in the future for better or for
worse and how we as students make that choice.

Access
Holding students to high expectations and following
through with making sure they have the support
and also systems necessary for them to achieve and
be ready for a college level environment. Whether it
is academic work, consequences for not meeting
expectations, and also stronger support group for
the students’ achievements.




Continuing to gauge how
students are doing
academically through
assessments and data.

As for personal growth,
consciousness, and
access it is important to
build systems in place to
help gauge these
potential outcomes. So
make systems for these
systems.
FAMILY &
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT: What
things outside of the
classroom are
necessary to change in
I think parent communication is really
important so that there is a partnership in place
that can be effective in supporting the student’s
success.


Continue to set aside
time to make positive
phone calls home and
maybe visits to the
school or at home.
My Class Vision | 2014-2015
[John Tran] [Sacramento Charter High School] [10
th
-12
th
/Algebra 1 repeater & Trigonometry]
order to make a
difference? Outside of
the classroom, what
will you take on in
order to ensure that
you are truly changing
the game for your
students?









Vision Headline:
I PROMISE YOU THIS IF YOU WORK HARD AND NEVER GIVE UP YOU WILL SUCCEED!!!