To those of you who teach on Saturday - please remind your students about this on Saturday morning! If students want to attend, tell Olivia, Christina or Kata in the morning. We encourage all students who need practice with this essential skill to attend!
Flying Lotus is a prolific musician and producer whose experimental approach earns him respect across all genres of modern music. (He is the great-nephew of Alice and John Coltrane, so it perhaps runs in the family.) Kendrick Lamar is the most celebrated rapper of recent years. This song is their first collaboration - and this video (directed by Hiro Murai) is a joy to behold. Why don't you consider using it as a writing or speaking prompt in your class? Ideas for writing, speaking, vocabulary, and reading are after the jump.
This year's focus is on transitions to college (and LaGuardia in particular), and we are excited about all the people who have agreed to present. If you have not yet RSVPd, please do so - Liz is the point person.
Thanks to the morning and afternoon programs for a strong and happy start up - let's hope the same holds true for the start of evenings and Saturdays in the coming week! To close out your week, here's a video made by the students in Kata's rock 'n' roll elective in the summer.
(Vocals: K. Kitabayashi and J. Vallejo. Video Editing: A. Farfans)
Staff will be coming in to classes this week to talk about the Skills Exchange partnership that Nursen and Professor Reem Jaafar in the Math Department have launched. The pilot version of this program took place in the summer, and our students loved it! TELC students who are skilled in math get training to become math tutors at LaGuardia, and in the process, they become more comfortable and fluent in their English-language use. Any questions, see Nursen!