Tannahill Times

January 2016

Summerhill Scoop

Happy New Year!!!

I hope each of you had a fantastic break; it has been great to see each of you as we get back into the swing of things. I am so excited to start the second half of our journey this year together.

I want to take this opportunity to thank each one of you for the effort and collaboration you have put into our PLC’s, clubs, RFF events, tutorials, etc. The hard work yall are pouring into our students enables and empowers them. TIS is so lucky to have yall.

Keep up the hard work and dedication!

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Dates to Know

Wed., Jan. 6 - Attendance Hot Cocoa Party in the Library @ 8:00 am

Thurs., Jan. 7 - World's Finest Chocolate Presentation in Cafe; 5th @ 8:30; 6th @ 9:15

Mon., Jan. 11- Team PLCs during conference (see calendar invite for time) - Anchor Charts

Mon., Jan. 11 - Spring Clubs Begin

Mon., Jan. 11 - Math Gr. K-9 Vertical PLC @ 3:00-4:00

Tues., Jan. 12 - Science Gr. 3-5 Vertical PLC @ 3:00-4:00

Wed., Jan. 13 - Social Studies Gr. 5-8 Vertical PLC @ 3:00-4:00

Thurs., Jan. 14 - Tannahill Instructional Rounds; Instruction Team on Campus 8:45-12:00

Thurs., Jan. 14 - Writing Gr. 2-10 Vertical PLC @ 3:00-4:00

Fri., Jan. 15 - Reading Pizza Party in Library during lunches


Tues., Jan. 19 - Science Gr. 6-8 Vertical PLC @ 3:00-4:00

Thurs., Jan. 21 - Reading Gr. 2-10 Vertical PLC @ 3:00 - 4:00

Mon., Jan. 25 - PTA Meeting in Cafe @ 6:00; PTA Board Meeting @ 5:30

Paw Wall Recipients

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Message from Mielinski

Here are a few insights from Chapter 2 of Mindset The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.:

  • People are all born with a love of learning, but the fixed mindset can undo it. Next time you are faced with a challenging task, put yourself in a growth mindset. Picture your brain forming new connections as you meet the challenge and learn. Visualization is key.
  • It's tempting to create a world in which we're perfect. However, growth occurs when we seek constructive criticism and grow from our weaknesses.
  • Is there something in your past that you think measured you? To turn it around, put it in a growth-mindset perspective. The situation does not define your intelligence or personality. Ask yourself "What did I learn from the experience?" and "How can I use it as a basis for growth?"
  • How do you act when you feel depressed? Do you work harder at things in your life or do you let them go? Next time you are feeling low, put yourself in a growth mindset. Think about learning, challenge, and confronting obstacles.

Have you caught yourself or your students living in or speaking with a fixed mindset over the past few months? Turn the situation around and put a growth mindset spin on it.

Stay tuned for a discussion of Chapter 2 of the Mindset book on our Tannahill Canvas Page. If you haven't had a chance to read the chapter yet, find a few sections that interest you and think about some takeaways!

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