Points of Pride

August 25, 2019

Instructional Focus:

I get that having a new certified evaluation tool is somewhat scary/intimidating. With that in mind, I have decided to dedicate this portion of my weekly newsletter to a different component every week (in domains 2 and 3). I feel that this aligns perfectly, as it allows you to hear how I interpret each of the sections, and the rubrics correlate to good instruction. Please know that these are just my thoughts, and not a comprehensive overview on the subject. If you would like more information, I have attached the rubric and a detailed summary immediately below.

2B: Establishing a Culture for Learning

When I look over the section on Establishing a Culture of Learning, it comes down to the passion that a teacher has about what they are teaching, the students seeing the relevancy of what they are learning, and the students believing they can be successful in the learning.

Food for thought:

  • When teaching, do you convey high expectations for ALL of your students through verbal and non-verbal means?
  • How do you activate your students' natural curiosity and love of learning?
  • Do ALL your students believe that they can be successful in your daily activities? (If not, why would they take the risk and try?)
  • Do your students have a desire to understand the content?
  • Students should feel comfortable enough to question the teacher and peers if they don't understand something.

(Full Text Here: pages 37-40)


Upcoming Events:

  • 8/25-8/30: A Week
  • 8/27: Kindergarten GLC Meeting @ Playa @ 3:45
  • 8/28: 8:30-Primary Cookie Dough Assembly Kickoff; 9:15-Intermediate Cookie Dough Assembly; No specials; 11:55 Release; Certified PD @ 12:15 (Sanford Harmony)
  • 8/29: Primary MTSS Meetings all day; Data Team Committee @ 3:15; 1st and 2nd GLC @ Playa @ 3:45
  • 8/30: Fall Picture Day 9:00-11:30
  • 9/2-9/6: B Week
  • 9/2: Labor Day-No School
  • 9/3: 3rd and 4th GLC @ Playa @ 3:45
  • 9/4: Vision Screenings in the AM for K, 1, 3, 5, and COPE-schedule coming soon; 1:55 Release-PLC
  • 9/5: Data Team Committee @ 7:15; PTSO Meeting @ 3:15; 5th and 6th GLC @ Playa @ 3:45
  • 9/6: Grandparents Day Breakfast @ 7:15; Progress Reports home
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