Panther Pride Weekly
September 12, 2014
Week in Review
What happened to the heat? We started the week at 92 degrees on Monday and ended at 58 today. Great football weather!
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, we had super STEAM training. As we get steeped in STEAM, the transformation that is increasingly visible in the hallways will permeate our classrooms. Have you checked out the display cases by the main office? How about the windows across from the SSC? More importantly are the terrific teaching and learning that is being supported through an increased focus on science, technology, engineering, math and the arts. More and more signs of STEAM are coming!
Share and Share Alike?
Reminder: the items on the share table are for student consumption and can only be placed on or taken off by students. Thank you for following these guidelines!
Thanks to Joni and the PTSO for working so hard on the fundraiser. The students are looking forward to their earned "rewards."
Get Pumped Up!
October 9 is Discover Magnet day at Northeast. Magnet school staffs from across the district are gathering to participate in a day of learning. Details will follow!
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"Teach Like a Champion" by Doug Lemov (see Panther Pride Weekly, August 29) includes an entire chapter filled with techniques to improve student behavior. One of the key distinctions he makes is to know whether a student is not following behavior expectations because they are being defiant or because they do not understand the expectation. I can hear the collective, "oh they know the expectations." Think about this: when you tell a class or group of students to "pay attention," what does that look like - specifically? Does that mean for them to be quiet? Does it mean all eyes on you? Does it mean pencils down? All of the above? Explicitly stating what the desired behavior looks like will help distinguish between those behaviors that are defiant and in need of a consequence OR lack of understanding which requires teaching.
If you would like to learn more about these techniques, please see me.
Mark Your Calendars
Tuesday, Sept. 16 - Fire Drill at 7:28
- Staff Meeting at 2:30 in the Library
Thursday, Sept. 18 - Cross Country at CAC
Monday, Sept. 22 - Count Day
By September 30 - schedule T1 and T2 meeting through Cindy if you have not done so already!