Eatonville School District

Teaching & Learning

April 23, 2021

This is the place to find updates for Teaching and Learning and information about current PL offerings.


Dear Staff,


I hope you all had a very relaxing spring break and were able to recharge. The weather was amazing and so good for the soul. Spring brings so much hope and joy. We are now in the last quarter. Remember a sense of belonging and love are extremely important along with academic growth. We have all done an extraordinary job .............just remember to " thrive not just survive."


I would like to give out a special thanks to Matt Pederson, for leading, and all of the staff working on the secondary math adoption and book study. The process works. We will be ready to pilot next fall.


With Hope and Excitement,

Diane

REMINDER!!!!!!

If you have signed up for any of the Katie Novak trainings, we encourage you to complete them if possible by the end of the school year. You officially have until January of 2022.

Thoughts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

UNHEALED CHILDHOOD

TRAUMA MANIFESTS AS:


FIXING OTHERS

PEOPLE PLEASING

CO-DEPENDENCY

EXTERNAL VALIDATION NEEDED

LIVING ON HIGH ALERT

FEAR OF ABANDONMENT

DE-PRIORITIZING OWN NEEDS

NEED TO PROVE THEMSELVES

TOLERATES ABUSIVE BEHAVIOUR

ATTRACTS NARCISSISTIC PARTNERS

DIFFICULTY SETTING BOUNDARIES


Shame is the warm feeling that washes over us, making us feel small, flawed, and never good enough. Brene Brown


Confidence

isn't thinking you

are better than everyone

else, its realizing that

you have no reason to compare yourself to

anyone else.

Maryam Hasnaa


When thinking about life, remember this:

No amount of guilt can solve the past, and no amount

of anxiety can change the future.



If you fail, never give up

because F.A.I.L. means


FIRST ATTEMPT IN LEARNING


End is not the End

In fact E.N.D. means


EFFORT NEVER DIES


If you NO as an answer

Remember N.O. means


NEXT OPPORTUNITY


Change Your MIndset!!!!!!!!!!



Diane

Travis Rush Technology Education Lead

April 9th


Greetings! I hope you all enjoyed a well needed spring break. Current updates in the technology education world continue as more digital displays are installed, and more updates to Google are sent out. As you progress through the last weeks of school, I would like to offer you all a challenge!


THE CHALLENGE!.....


I always found that the last 5-7 weeks of school provided a great opportunity to try a new method or practice that I was unfamiliar with. This practice gave me confidence for the following year in either repeating it or altering it. Here is a Google Form that you will have the ability to input what you are going to take a risk at trying in your class. It will be anonymous to the staff, but I would love to share everyone's ideas, minus your names, with staff around the district.


Form Link: https://forms.gle/hRHf3HTuUxwLxdyT9


I encourage everyone to maintain the use of Google Classroom as an access point for students, differentiation, instruction, support, integration and student engagement. I also encourage you to read the following article. This article lists 10 ways to use chat in an educational environment. I hope you can utilize this for instructional purposes in the classroom as well, not just for distance learning.


Cheers!


ONLINE LEARNING

10 Ways to Harness the Power of the Chat Function

Digital conversations are a good way to connect with students learning at home—and they can serve as a useful artifact of learning.


By Maureen Picard Robins

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AN ODE TO UDL (UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING)

In this Cult of Pedagogy article, author/consultant Katie Novak (University of

Pennsylvania) compares the offerings at two schools’ PTO teacher appreciation breakfasts:

- School #1: Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwiches on biscuits (no substitutions)

- School #2: A selection of fruit salad, homemade quiches, scrambled eggs, miso soup,

gallo pinto, bagels, croissants, chapattis, churros, apples, coffee, and tea


“Now, I personally love a good ol’ brekkie sammy,” says Novak, “but it certainly won’t meet

everyone’s needs. Some staff members may be vegetarian, lactose-intolerant, or gluten-free.

Some may be watching their waistlines. And some may think that the sandwich is GROSS.


We all can predict the outcome: many will leave hungry, frustrated, and needless to say –

unappreciated.


The schools’ breakfast choices are a metaphor for a one-size-all lesson versus a UDL

approach. Novak argues that rigid, take-it-or-leave-it lessons severely limit the learning of

many students, especially those who don’t do well with traditional pedagogy. “When we

design the same learning pathways for all learners,” she says, “we might tell ourselves we are

being fair, but in fact, single pathways are exclusionary.”


Novak lists three core Principles of effective Universal Design for Learning unit and less planning. Please click below to find out more.



https://drive.google.com/file/d/191pZmQ3LS9fuIhXtHwv5MMu0gb1kYdzT/view?usp=sharing