ROCK ON!

November 16-20

Annoucements

Week B


FREE BREAKFAST- Our free breakfast program has had a great start. We are feeding about 70% of our students every morning. As a thank you to all teachers and staff for supporting this grant, we are now offering free breakfast to all teachers and staff- ENJOY!


Grades due in Infinite Campus by Monday, Nov 23

Report Cards- Nov 30

School Improvement Committee - Dec 2

Science Kit Pick up- Dec 7

Faculty Meeting- Dec 9

Christmas Program- Dec 9

American Education Week- What Teachers Do!

NEA's Lily Eskelsen García on What Teachers Do

Brain Rules by John Medina

Brain Rule #2: The human brain evolved, too.

  • The brain is a survival organ. It is designed to solve problems related to surviving in an unstable outdoor environment and to do so in nearly constant motion. We were not the strongest on the planet but we developed the strongest brains.
  • The strongest brains survive, not the strongest bodies. Our ability to solve problems, learn from mistakes, and create alliances with other people helps us survive. We took over the world by learning to cooperate and forming teams.
  • Our ability to understand each other is our chief survival tool. Relationships helped us survive in the jungle and are critical to surviving at work and school today.
  • If a someone does not feel safe, he or she may not perform as well. If a student feels misunderstood because the teacher cannot connect with the way the student learns, the student may become isolated.


Learn more about the brain rules at www.brainrules.net


Classroom implications: Students need positive interactions with their teachers and opportunities to work in collaborative groups.