October 7, 2019
"Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car"
This article from NPR was so popular that it spurred a follow up, "Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better." There is even a name for the time period from late September through early November, DEVOLSON, short for "Dark, Evil Vortex of Late September, October, and November."
Along these lines, veteran teacher Roxanna Elden created, "The New Teacher Disillusionment Power Pack." Anyone can sign up to receive 30 days of uplifting, supportive emails. I tried it out, and it was just as advertised.
Another thing that has been found to be effective: a comprehensive mentoring program. Are there any special things you are doing to support new teachers? Does fall break come at just the right time for everyone? Feel free to share your ideas with us on via our Facebook page or Twitter account.You also might be interested in this related post by a former National Teacher of the Year, "Rejecting the Myth of the Super Teacher."
- Sarah Weimer, Head of Curriculum & Instruction, Christel House Schools, “Culture of Student Self-Efficacy”
Jennifer Jensen, Assistant Director for Curriculum & Instruction, DOE, “Planning Effective Instruction Using the Math Framework”
Rachel Patton, Science Teacher, Paul Hadley Middle School, “Using Case Studies to Promote Scientific Literacy and Cross-Curricular Support”
Carrie Rosebrock, Professional Learning Coordinator, CIESC, “Close Reading:How to Pace Questions to Methodically Break Down Texts with Your Students” . TKAM Close Reading Lesson
Jean Sienkowski, Principal, and Melissa Fisher, Teacher, Benjamin Franklin Middle School, “Mindful in the Middle: Realistic Technology Integration”
Kristy Stephens and Mike DeFries, Teachers, Hebron Middle School, “Project-Based Learning in a Traditional Setting”
Madeline Mason, Mindfulness and Social Emotional Learning Coach, MSD Washington Township, “SEL, Equity, and Mindfulness: Supporting Teachers to Support Students and Create Equitable Schools”
Rachel Patton, Science Teacher, Paul Hadley Middle School, “No More F’s, No More Excuses- One Strategy to Encourage a Growth Mindset”
IMLEA/AMLE Dual Institutional Membership Now Available. Save on Introductory Pricing
IMLEA and AMLE have teamed up to provide a collaborative membership for schools to bring you and your staff valuable tools and resources.
·To view a full list of benefits or to join: http://www.amle.org/portals/0/pdf/membership/dual/Indiana_School.pdf
NOTE: If you have already joined either organization, you will only pay the difference and still receive the introductory rate. You can still join either organization, but we feel the dual membership will reap even greater benefits. Questions? Contact Shirley Wright.
Champions Together Trainings
- October 23: Lowell Middle School
- October 29: Brownsburg East Middle School
- November 12: Rochester Middle School
We have more information on our webpage, and you can access the video shown during our conference here. Nine middle schools participated last year; we would love to double that this year! Any of the previous nine are willing to help you! It is not required that the high school in your district participates already.
Amp Up Student Learning with Choose Your Own Adventure Stories
Why Giving Effective Feedback is Trickier Than It Seems: Mindshift
Still Accepting Newsletter Articles!
Highlights included in the Update file below: Thank You for sharing these Updates with your staff.
· Anti-Bullying – Awareness, Advocacy, and Alternatives Spotlight article- Read about how schools can combat bullying and improve student awareness and resources that have supported their efforts.
· Highlighted Snapshots of Service-learning Stories focused on Peace/Kindness from Fortville Elem, South Ripley Jr. Sr. H.S., John Simatovich Elem., and Concord Community H.S.
· LTG Lessons to help “Build a Caring and Inclusive Classroom”
· LTG Disabilities Awareness and Able-Ness Toolkits
· LTG TeachOne– “Words Bring Peace” and “calming kits” project
· generationOn Website October Theme – Diversity and Inclusion – Projects/Resources
· INSPIRE3 Mini-Grants available for 2019-2020 school year. Click here for requirements
· INSPIRE3 contact information for free on site PD or interest in area workshop
· Visit our INSPIRE3 page on the IASP website here
October 7: DOE Fall eLearning Book Club Launches, Shake Up Learning by Kasey Bell
October 8: Common Sense Education/edweb Webinar: Digital Citizenship 3 pm ET
October 8: DOE Webinar on eLearning Days, 4 pm ET
October 9: SLJ/ISTE Webinar: Lessons from Model Makerspaces, 3 pm ET
October 10: IMLEA Print Newsletter Article Deadline
October 10: edWeb Webinar-New Teachers: Surviving the Schedule, 3 pm ET
October 14: Deadline to Submit Schools to Watch Application
October 14-18: 5th Annual #DigCitSummit Online (International)
October 17-18: Indiana Connected Educators Conference (ICE), Noblesville HS
October 21: DOE STEM and CS Curriculum Showcase, Conner Prairie
October 23: Champions Together Training, Lowell MS 9:30-11:30 am CDT
October 29: Champions Together Training, Brownsburg East MS, 9:30-11:30 am EDT
November 7-9: AMLE Annual Conference, Nashville, TN
November 12: Champions Together Training, Rochester MS, 9:30-11:30 am EDT
We are now sending the Monday Minute to members only, but invite you to forward it to anyone who might be interested. You can also access it via this link on our webpage, and you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
Many schools in the Indianapolis area are now on fall break, or start this Friday. Whenever your vacation is, have a great, relaxing time!