the RAH

Jan 4-8, 2016

Welcome 2016!

Welcome back to 2016! As you return, I would encourage that your time and energies be focused on relationships and modeling those relationship that set the learning climate. Because learning is always double-coded—both cognitively (based on the content) and emotionally (based on the relationship)—relationships enhance or detract from learning. Emotions are the motivation for learning. When learning is attached to emotion, it is remembered longer. It is also make it more relevant, as it is tied to the human experience.


Bret & I will pick up with our rounding visits. I'm looking forward to Weaver, Bowerman, York, Bissett, Williams & Watkins this week; more if I'm able.


A reminder that next Wednesday, January 13th will be our next gathering for Senior & Elementary Leadership Team. If you have any items you wish to be considered for the agenda, please send them Bret's way.

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Connect Students Around the World Though Postcards

Learn how one teacher uses Padlet to connect students with digital postcards

BOE Study Session

Tuesday, Jan. 5th, 5:30pm

1359 East Saint Louis Street

Springfield, MO

Shop With A Hero

The Shop With A Hero program will continue this year (funds and support were recently confirmed). Please start thinking about 3 students from your site that may benefit from this opportunity that will take place Saturday, February 6th. More information to be e-mailed out this week.
Beyond Hour of Code

Beyond Hour of Code: How Shannon Miller makes coding in the classroom a year-round activity

SAESP Gathering

Friday, Jan. 8th, 4:30pm

Kevin Huffman's Christmas Tree Farm

Please check your email for info sent by Stephanie on January 1st for more information about this New Year Gathering. RSVP has been requested.