Friday Feedback - 11/10/17
The End is Near...End of the Calendar Year That is!
Instill a Love of Learning!
We, as professional educators, know the importance of school and education. How often do we communicate this with kids and provide them with this perspective?
The point of school starts with communication of the point to lessons (the daily learning targets) tied to big ideas. When I taught science I would tell my students that if they don't know the point or purpose of our learning for the day they better ask me to clarify; if I can't clarify the importance of the lesson I better not teach that again.
In order for us to succeed in our mission of growing kids to their full potential, we have to know the current status of each child (current reality) AND we have to know and communicate with them what success looks like. Know our educational impact so we know if our "moves" are working.
Educators & Students
must be able to answer -
Where am I going?
Where am I now?
How can I close the gap?
How will I know I'm getting there?
How can I keep it going?
Students who can identify what they are learning (and why), significantly outscore those who cannot.
-Robert J. Marzano
What's Coming Up?
Tuesday 11/14 - MS Girls Bball @ home
Wednesday 11/15 - Assembly during 6th hour for Musical unveiling
Thursday 11/16 - MS G/B Bball
Friday 11/17 - DCMS PTO Trivia Night - 8 pm @ The Legion Hall
Down the road...
Tuesday 11/21 - Locker Clean Out 6th hour
Wednesday 11/22-Friday 11/24 - No School Thanksgiving!!!
Tuesday 12/5 - MS Christmas Concert
Research Based Strategies
5 Research-based strategies that significantly improve student learning:
1. Sharing criteria (clear learning targets with success criteria and rubrics)
2. Questioning Strategies (Critical Thinking/Though Provoking Questions)
4. Peer assessment