Ms. Lind has worked at Mount View Elementary for 21 years, and 19 of those have been teaching in the classroom! She graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education from Washington State University in 1983. Mount View has a predominantly Hispanic population that has dual language classrooms to Grade 1. In fact, she has 42 students that total. Mrs. Lind’s favorite book series to read to her students are the "Elephant and Piggie" Books by Mo Williams.
She shares that she loves TutorMate and that her students reading levels have improved dramatically. She most appreciates her students’ opportunity to hold weekly conversations with an adult completely focused on them. This also helps her ELL students practice conversational English.
"I think developing a supportive relationship with the tutors enables the tutor to feel like they are making a deeper impact on student success." - Ms. Lind
WHAT MAKES THIS CLASSROOM SUCCESSFUL
The teacher takes several steps to ensure their students have productive tutoring sessions with their tutors. They has shown exceptional achievement in the following areas:
Scheduling: Carefully blocks out periods for breakfast, prep, and early dismissal. Ms. Lind update online online calendar whenever there are changes to the schedule.
Student Greeter info: Ms. Lind has trained a student to bring the requested tutee to the TutorMate PC when the tutor calls the classroom. The student does this silently, minimizing disruption to the class.
Classroom management: Cultivates helpful habits in her students, such as teaching them to use their tutoring voices and respecting the “Quiet Please” sign.
Teacher-Tutor Messaging: Mrs. Lind averages 14 messages per student.
Frequency of Reading Stage Updates: Updates her students reading stages every two weeks, ensuring they are working at the appropriate reading level with their tutors.
Reading Stage Growth: Mrs. Lind’s class average reading stage growth has gone up 4.1 levels.
Takes attendance every morning
Responsive to tutor and PA messages / texts
Reaches out when there are tech issues
Quotes from Tutors Absolutely, the student did a wonderful job with all three (3) stories today! - Delmas Whittaker, Port of Seattle Ethan seems to have made some progress in the last couple of weeks as his fluency is improving a bit. Great attitude, too! - Ken Hale, Port of Seattle Valeria is doing great, she knows her colors really well and is reading at a much faster rate than when we initially started out. - Cara Anderson, Starbucks - Seattle Yes, I'm definitely seeing improvement on all fronts with Zahra. It seems like she is gaining confidence in her reading and sight reading. - Jenny Lee, Expedia - Seattle