the RAH

January 8-12, 2018

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from Bret-

All Explore administrative positons have been filled. For those working Explore, reminder the training dates are as follows: March 22, April 19, May 17 (4:00 - 6:00; KAC Meetings Rooms A and B).

The draft Learning Coach agenda for January is here.

Please remember to finalize open Tower observations after 5 days.

Prior to break, I received a request for the Transgender Student recommendations which are found here.

Senior Leadership followed by Elementary Leadership Team

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 8:30am

1359 East Saint Louis Street

Springfield, MO

Head's's going to be a full day.

With love, of course.

from J-

I came across an article about how often airplanes are actually off course during their flight. It is estimated that a plane can be off course between 70-90% of the time, and without adjustment, even being one degree off makes a big difference. Knowing that the destinations are fixed, it is the work the pilots to make course adjustments throughout the flight to land at a very specific site.

You spend a great amount of time making similar adjustments. You monitor progress, achievement, instruction, morale, etc, in working to land at a specific mark. Some of the benchmarks are built in, such as quarters and BOY/MOY/EOY. While deeper data digs are important, its the daily & weekly monitoring that keep you more on course with less severe adjustments having to be made.

Being halfway through our year, take a moment to check your gauges and controls, and realize that they are measurement and feedback tools. It is you as the pilot that makes the course corrections and adjustments necessary.

Have a great week!

A mere one degree difference

You've got to watch the results you're getting and make constant course corrections.

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Don't assume every student had a fun or warm break

...we can let our children and families know that we care and we acknowledge what they are going through.