February 7, 2016
From the Principal.....
Other topics in the book :
- Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom.
- Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable student to learn at high levels.
- Adopt a strength-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles.
- Head off frustration and burnout with essential self0care techniques that will help you and your students flourish.
We face the impact of childhood trauma in the classroom every day. As a school, who strives to ensure that each child is safe, healthy, supported engaged and challenged, we must find ways that help us move from dwelling on problems to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive and learn at high levels. In the midst of challenges, it's often hard to stop and consider the adverse childhood experiences, the chronic stress, ...trauma that many of our toughest kids experience on a daily basis. Many of our students would have a an ACE score (trama score) of 3 or higher which has the most affect on behavior and attendance.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in better understanding how children in these conditions learn and what can be done to help them be successful. Feel free to borrow my copy or order a copy of your own.
Updates from Principal's Meeting
- RSA 3rd grade retention projections training at the site before Feb.26th.
- RSA Parent and Community Meeting (at each school site) before April 15th.
- RSA Good Cause Exemptions prepared NO LATER THAN May 2-11
- Summer Schools: OKCPS Summer School and RSA Academy will be combined and held in June. Dates are TBA
- EOY Parent conferences 3, 4th, 5th grade if required for RSA May 20-25th.
- Continue striving for Reading, Math , Social Studies, and Science daily. Also include sustained silent reading opportunities and journaling/writing at each grade level. Intervention for Tier 2 and 3 should be integrated throughout the school day and during the course of the 90 minute reading or math block.
- Intersessions for Spring break will be held for only 3 days, instead of 5. Sites are asked to partner with another site. (Arthur Students will be going to Adams) Details to come.
- An Overview of Learning Methodologies
- A. Introduction
- B. Overview of Learning Methodologies
- Creativity's role in education
- What business leaders say students need to be successful
- Integrating technology: Then and now
- 21st century skills
- Changing our perspective: Teaching to learning
- Parent's perspective on Student Centered Teaching
- Student's perspective on Student Centered Teaching
- Looking at Bloom's Taxonomy differently
- Differentiating my classroom through Bloom's Taxonomy
- Inquiry-based models
- A non-linear view of Bloom's Taxonomy
- Professional interactions
- An introduction to HEAT
- HEAT lesson plan scoring guide
- February 9-10 Digital Promise Site Visits and Forms. (Student Forum Feb. 10)
- February 11-12 Group and Spring Pictures
- February 15 District PD Day -Apple PD at Arthur~ Reaching All Learners.
- February 19 iArthur Technology Showcase
- February 24 OCCT 5th Grade Writing Test
- February 22-29 Common Assessments ( Atleast 1 Reading/ELA and 1 in Math)
In compliance with the Gifted and Talented Education service requirements. If you were notified that you are serving a qualified GATE student, this training series is required to completed by April 29, 2016. It is highly recommended for others.