Mr Walsh

Classwork competitions question student engagement
Photo by Raymond Link ’20 | A group of students engage in a friendly micro competition through the use of “Kahoot!”. By Juan Sanchez ’20 THE ROUNDUP While some teachers such as Mr. John Damaso and Ms. Breanne Toshner utilize macro competitions in their respective classrooms to promote engagement of the course material, Mr. Seamus Walsh is generally against classroom competitions if done incorrectly. Mr. Walsh, Assistant Principal for Academic Affairs, describes classroom competitions in two…
Teachers choose classes based on expertise, passion
By Alex Kirshner ‘18 THE ROUNDUP There are a large number of courses offered at any school, and even more teachers who are able to teach them. So, how are teachers assigned to the classes they teach? With core classes such as math and science, teachers who have experience in the field or have been educated in the topic they are teaching make some decisions straightforward. Also, teachers often teach…
Walsh exposes students to diverse authors, pushes writing skills
Photo by Reece Krantz ’16 – Mr. Seamus Walsh lectures his class about a short story. Mr. Walsh teaches a Modern Fiction class for seniors. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction Mr. Seamus Walsh said he teaches Modern Fiction class for seniors because he enjoys helping students experience lesser known and diverse authors. The Modern Fiction class teaches entirely fictional writings from the 19th…