Roberts Middle School
Aviator Agenda: December 7-11
Is Courage Innate or Attained?
London in 1940 was in fear of the long-anticipated attack by Germany. The anticipation struck fear and panic throughout the city. Winston Churchill predicted this attack would destroy the morale of his people and would send them running away from the city. The city of London even created several mental hospitals outside of the city in preparation for the attacks. They prepared themselves for the destruction of their great city.
When the bombing eventually started, fear and panic gripped the city. Germany started the “Blitz” with 57 consecutive nights of bombings. The bombings lasted over 8 months. 40,000 people were killed and another 46,000 were injured. “It was everything the British government had feared-except that every one of their predictions about how Londoners would react turned out to be wrong.” Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book, David and Goliath, that courage is not necessarily innate. Courage is what you attain when you’ve been through tough times and you discover they aren’t so tough after all.
The Germans bombed London because they thought that the trauma associated with the Blitz would destroy the courage of the British people. In fact, it did the opposite. It created a city that was more courageous than it had ever been before.
At Roberts, we are creating a culture from the ground-up. Many of us came to Roberts unsure of what the future held for our school. Through our life experiences, we can gain the courage to overcome any obstacles that stand in our path to self-fulfillment. I encourage you to continue to have a growth mindset, take calculated risks, and use small group instruction.
Monday, December 7th
Checking for understanding often and effectively gives teachers the opportunity to improve learning based on student responses throughout the learning process and adjust instruction based on students’ errors and misconceptions.
- With what frequency are teachers checking for understanding during instruction?
- Are teachers using a variety of methods to check for understanding during instruction?
- How useful are the methods teachers are using to check for understanding during instruction?
- Instructional Rounds
- 12:00 Progress Report Grades Due
Tuesday: (Bring Christmas cookies or goodies to share in lounge)
- Schoology Faculty Meeting Discussion Questions Due
- Progress Reports go Home
- 10:15-11:13 6th Grade Social Studies PLC
- 12:53-1:51 5th Grade Social Studies PLC
- 1:55-2:53 5th Grade Math PLC
- 2:57-3:55 6th Grade Math PLC
- 6:30 Orchestra Concert
Wednesday: (Wear Christmas socks)
- 10:15-11:13 5th Grade Science PLC
- 12:53-1:51 6th Grade Science PLC
- 1:55-2:53 6th Grade Reading PLC
- 2:57-3:55 5th Grade Reading PLC
Thursday: (Enjoy breakfast in the MPR)
- Aviator Breakfast provided by Administration
- Reading CBA (Alt Schedule)
- 6:30 Band Concert
Friday: (Receive the gift of time…a 45 minute lunch)
- Science CBA (Alt Schedule)
- Friday - Writing CBA (during Writing and Math Intervention classes)
- 4:00 Suicide prevention Training Due
- Social Studies CBA
- Writing CBA
- Math CBA (Alt Schedule)
- CBA Make-Up