Welcome to Mr. Michael Mezzancello's Homepage
Degrees and Certifications:
BA in English Literature; MA in Teaching; Certification to teach 7-12 ELA
Mr. Michael Mezzancello
Mr. Mezzancello's Summer 2020 Expectations:
For all students entering 7th and 8th Grade, I am having them work on a self-improvement book that will be used as the first assignment of the 2020-2021 School Year. All students are to read the book and complete the accompanying Workbook. Both must be purchased. I am including information on how to purchase both materials below:
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: The Miniature Edition (Mini Book) (RP Minis) Hardcover for $4.99
Introduction and Expectations:
I have been offering my services during this difficult and stressful time using the Microsoft Teams application. Many students, as of Monday, March 16th, have been on the platform and have reached out in many ways. Some students have already engaged in Video Calls with me to review the work I have posted.
When your child logs on, they will find all assignments I have been posting since March 16th. If your child has only recently been able to access Teams, they must first notify me so I can extend their due dates. I will not hold students responsible for work they were unable to access, but I do expect that all students, when given access, complete the work I provide in a timely manner.
It is important to review all directions carefully, and to ask me any questions on the Teams page of your child's class. I am always helping students with their questions there. If you, the parent/guardian, would like to reach out, please use Class Dojo, or email me @firstname.lastname@example.org
Using the Microsoft Teams Platform:
This is what my students have access to on Microsoft Teams:
- assignments and due dates;
- feedback on assignments;
- 1:1 communication with me, the teacher.
- group chats to discuss work;
- video calls to participate in Mini-Lessons;
- access to all resources I would normally use in class.
Mr. Mezzancello's Office Hours:
My Office hours are from 12pm -- 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. During these hours, I am available on all platforms: Microsoft Teams, Class Dojo, and school Email. During these hours, I am requesting students to attend video lessons in real-time with me; I am answering any questions students have; I am providing feedback to student work; I am grading student work; I am keeping in contact with parents; and, I am available to discuss anything that is needed from parents or students.
All of my work is posted to Microsoft Teams; your child has been using this platform to the best of their ability for around 2 years. They are familiar with the platform, though they are not familiar with the circumstances of what is going on. Therefore, it is important that when your child needs assitance, they reach out to me. I am here to support all of my students to ensure they continue to refine and develop their skills in ELA. Please contact me with any questions.
Mr. Michael Mezzancello