Mashburn Elementary Jan 9, 2015
Here is an email quote I got from a fellow teacher this week.. "Carol Fort is always smiling! Whether it be walking down the hallway, speaking on the microphone in the lunch room, or working with the kids, she uses a calm pleasant tone and is always positive! And wait until you see her passion day costume for next Friday! She always brings her A game!" Way to ROCK IT Carol!!!
What's coming up! (please share relevant dates with your parents)
Jan 9th - House meeting (visitors here)
Jan 12th - PLC Meeting, 3rd-5th student health surveys window opens
Jan 16th - Passion Day
Jan 19th - No School - MLK day
Jan 20th - 100th day of school, PTA meeting 8:45 am and ceiling tile project 6:00
Jan 26th - PLC
Feb 2nd - School Counselors week, Faculty Meeting
Feb 13th - iLove writing day
Mar 2nd - Dr. Seuss' Bday
Mar 13th - New date for Denim and Diamonds
May 20th - Beach Day
Your New Years Resolution
Walk-Throughs are under way
KEY ELEMENTS OF EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY (standard 3) INCLUDE:
Here is a brief overview from the TKES quick fact sheet. These are the big picture thoughts of instructional delivery. How do you target each of these areas? Think about ways in which you touch on each of these in your lessons? Now really think about noticing each time you do this - be intentional about it - and see if you can identify areas of strength or growth.
• Use multiple instructional materials, activities, strategies, and assessment techniques to meet students’ needs and maximize the learning of all.
• Implement a variety of classroom techniques and strategies that enhance student motivation and decrease discipline problems.
• Provide in-depth explanations of academic content and cover higher-
order concepts and skills thoroughly.
• Be supportive and persistent in keeping students on task and encouraging them to actively integrate new information with prior learning.
Recognizing patterns of student learning and adjust:
• Recognize the schema or pattern in student learning, make inferences about the situation (such as identifying the difficulties the students are having), and promptly adjust the materials, learning activities, and assessment techniques to maximize student learning.
• Use multiple levels (particularly higher cognitive levels) of questioning to stimulate student thinking and monitor student learning.
• Ensure the learning process and the outcomes of learning have authentic relevance with students’ lives.