This year at King College Prep we introduce a fresh face onto the King staff: Mr. Melvin Slater. Mr. Slater is the newest math teacher and will be teaching Algebra 1 and Principles of Engineering courses in room 326. Mr. Slater expressed how he felt about his first day of school, what students will experience in his classes, and dispenses some good advice to all students.
Jag Journal: How do you believe your first day of school went?
Mr. Slater: The students were just wonderful. They were looking they were very skeptical, and so was I, but we made it through the day so far. I have one more class to do, and I have some upperclassmen like yourself, so I’ll see how they make out. I guess the freshmen seem like they were still kind of afraid of what was going in this big new place called high school.
Jag Journal: So in your class, since you are a new teacher, do you have a distinct style of teaching? Are you interactive, or are you more visual?
Mr. Slater: I’m all of the above!(laughs) I change with the weather. It depends upon what’s going on with the class, what’s going on with the students, what we’re trying to teach, and the lesson that we have for the day. I’m very interactive. I move around constantly. I’m not a sit still ‘blah blah blah blah blah’ type teacher.
Jag Journal: Last question, is there any advice that you can give to the students about school or even the subject that you’re teaching? You know, just on how to give in good work or succeed in the class?
Mr. Slater: Absolutely! I think every student no matter what level they are they should always strive to get as much education as they can. There is no telling where you might need it or where you could use it. So everything that you are here to learn you should do the best at, because you can never go wrong with getting more education. You can always go wrong with getting less.