December 11, 2014


This week we will have Google Drive and Docs Training. Report to the Library computer lab at 8:00.

Math/Science Night: please be at your location and setting up at 5:00. Encourage your students to attend!

***See an example below of how one team is starting their students off with Cornell Notes. The notes were given by the teacher, and the time was spent with students analyzing the information and writing level 1 and 2 questions. These are students who are new to Cornell notes. Their homework was to write the summary. Another option would be for students to write a summary for their warm up the next day. As time goes on and students get more proficient, they should be able to create more of the notes on their own. The end goal would be that students receive information and write the notes in their own words.

***Study Habits***

We all know that we can tell students to "go home and study" for their semester exam, however, we also know that studying is a learned skill. If you haven't, please give some thought about how you ask your students to study. Here are some options:

  • Have someone at home quiz you on your review and get a signature.
  • Provide a study outline or template (Review this first, this second, etc.) Record any questions you still have and bring them to class.

***Encourage students to show work on their CBA. You can offer a work grade as a daily grade for students showing their work on each problem to your specifications.


  • Everyone must stay for the Tuesday Tutoring. If you are unable to stay, please re-schedule your tutoring for another day of the week.
  • All math teachers have a car duty assignment every few months. Make sure you have put your specific dates on a calendar somewhere with a reminder so that you do not forget.

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Time: Group will meet 5 minutes after dismissal and work together for 45 minutes

Atmosphere: Relaxed but focused and productive. Student centered.

Productivity: Every PLC or Planning meeting will end in the creation of a product OR a plan for implementation

4 Essential Collaborative Planning Questions

1. What is it we want our students to learn?

2. How will we know if each student has learned it?

3. How will we respond when some students do not learn it?

4. How can we extend and enrich the learning for students who have demonstrated proficiency