Meadow Brook Staff Newsletter
Week of November 4
Quote of the Week
"Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more."
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Monthly Hattie's Highlight
The first strategy we would like to highlight is COLLECTIVE TEACHER EFFICACY. This has the LARGEST IMPACT on student achievement!
Collective Efficacy is rooted in Albert Bandura’s concept of self-efficacy. Collective efficacy is a group’s shared belief in the capabilities to organize and execute the courses of action required to produce given levels of attainment. Bandura found that the positive effects of collective teacher efficacy on student achievement outweighs the negative effects of low socioeconomic status.
When educators share a sense of collective efficacy, school cultures tend to be characterized by beliefs that reflect high expectations for student success. A shared language that represents a focus on student learning as opposed to instructional compliance often emerges. The perceptions that influence the actions of educators include "We are evaluators," "We are change agents," and "We collaborate." Teachers and leaders believe that it is their fundamental task to evaluate the effect of their practice on students' progress and achievement. They also believe that success and failure in student learning is more about what they did or did not do, and they place value in solving problems of practice together (Hattie & Zierer, 2018).
MBI Band Trip to Philharmonic-11/6
6th grade Veterans Day Practice-11/7 @ 9-11
See Hanna's email for a list of the students.
Mindset Matters Time-11/8
We will send an email with a brief lesson plan to you by Wednesday. Everything else you need will be in your box. Our goal is for you to have NO PREP and LOW STRESS. We want you to be able to have good discussion with your students.
If you have any questions or concerns please tell us!
New Nine weeks
Things to look forward to:
11/11-11/22-- STAR Testing Window
11/11-- Veterans Day Assemblies 5th grade @ 9; 6th grade @ 2
11/15-- Mustang HS Theater Performance @ 9:30-10:30 5th grade only
11/19-- MBI Band Concert @ 6pm
11/20--Staff Meeting @ 3:20
11/21-- PTSO Coffee Truck out front for all staff! @ 7:15am
11/21-- 6th Grade GRIT Assembly (Live to Give)
11/22-- 5th Grade GRIT Assembly (Live to Give)
11/25-11/29-- Thanksgiving Break
Tell me something Good!
Please email me "SOMETHING GOOD" so I can add it to our newsletter.
This is a direct link to the shared PLC folder. Once you open it you may want to star it so it won't get lost in the "Shared with Me" folder.