AMCMS Principal's Office

What's Going on in the Principal's Office?!

We Asked Teachers: What makes you connect with a child?

My Challenge to You

I hope that you had a restful and enjoyable spring break. Amanda and I went camping for most of the time off and it was nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, even if just for a little while.


One of the conversations that was had while camping revolved around "Life Is Good" and the message these two brothers have set out to send to the world. On their website they have many things, including this video about how do teachers connect with kids. It is really short, about 2 minutes. You should watch it and then reflect upon how you connect with students.


Think about those that you connect with easily. Why is it so easy with those students? What about those that are more difficult to connect with, what makes those connections more challenging?


Now, I realize that we only have 10 weeks of school remaining but we still need to remember to focus on connections and relationships with students. We can undo a year's worth of work in just a few moments if we are not careful.


Take the time at the start of this week to reconnect with your students. Ask them about their break. Share some about your break. Remember to also restate your classroom expectations and procedures as reminders. Do not assume that kids will fall back into the routine and remember every expectation, they do have 7 different teachers and possibly 7 different sets of expectations. We all need reminders from time to time.


Think. Achieve. Succeed.


Jeff

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Check out some of these articles I read this past week from Twitter. You may find something that interest you.

Challenge Yourself.... 10 minute podcast.

Have you ever listened to a podcast? This podcast -- click here -- to hear an interview between a teacher and a principal about what does it really mean to be "connected" as an educator. Networked has many different meanings... listen to learn more!


The principal is George Couros and he shares what it really means to be a connected educator in the world of education today. The podcast is 10 and a half minutes. You should check it out!


You may ask yourself why be a connected educator? Here is why... who better to tell you how to solve a problem that you are having in your classroom than another classroom teacher?

Think about this...How does your teaching look currently? How different could it look with minor changes?

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AMCMS SPED Tip of the Week

Check out the tips for this week by clicking here! Here are some of the items you will find!


  • Post- Break Behavior Management Tips
  • Proactive Behavior Management Strategies

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Grades Due Monday at 4:00!

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Don't Forget.... Keep your Grades Updated. HAC does not work if we do not keep current grades in the system.

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Week at a Glance

Monday March 21, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Feagan & Miles at STAAR Online Test Admin Training
  • AMCMS Cook-Out -- All Lunches
  • Grades Due 4:00pm


Tuesday March 22, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Possible Fire Drill
  • AMCMS Visioning Conversation 4:30 Library


Wednesday March 23, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Faculty Learning Sessions 4:30 - 5:30 -- Technology Focus -- Details will be emailed
  • Mann in Houston at Principal's Vision Institute

Thursday March 24, 2016

  • Tutorials Before & After School
  • Be On Time for Duty Before & After School
  • Mann in Houston at Principal's Vision Institute

Friday March 25, 2016

  • Good Friday. No School!

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