SMMS STAFF NOTES

Week of 14 December 2015

ONE MISSION, ONE SCHOOL

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Our Mission & Advent

Advent is a time of waiting. How do your acts of waiting advance our mission?


In our instant gratification society where waiting is less and less of a reality, and more and more exasperating, are we tempted to rush more? We want the student to "get it" right away; in public schools, students who take longer often get left behind. Albert Einstein famously said, "It's not that I'm so smart, it's that I stay with problems longer." How can you better stay with your problems to advance our mission?

ADVENT

NCEA Video Resource: What is Advent?

Love This Piece On Math...

It also echoes the above part on staying with problems: formulating problems is just as important as solving them!

Critical Thinking Is A Big Buzz Word, But Do You Know How To Teach It?

Self Leadership To Lead Others

Teaching The Whole Child And EVERY Child

Another Piece Emphasizing Waiting Over Rushing

TECHIE

NUTS & BOLTS

Christmas Party RSVP

Adult significant others are invited, as long as I have notice by Tuesday. Please RSVP either way by Tuesday. Thanks!

AWARDS FOR JUSTICE, GROWTH MINDSET & STUDENT OR THE MONTH

We will pass these out on Wednesday. Please email them to me by Monday.

GATE CODES

7024: most of the gates, including those near the gym

1700: the playground

CLUSTER MEETINGS

Please conduct these at 7:15 sharp on Wednesday.

Mass

Go 4th Grade!