Happy Valentine's Friday Coach Note

February 12, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day!

This Coach Note is dedicated to each of you for the kind,

caring, and compassionate teachers that you are!

Thanks for all you do each and every day to make the lives of our students better!

February Reminders........

2-12-16 Friday Please get your Fluency Binders turned in to Mrs. Garner

..............There are purple papers in your box-- ideas for fluency goals for Rti students

2-16-16 Tuesday Julee to Heyburn with District Testing Team (WIDA Access)

2-17-16 Wednesday It's Digital Learning Day! Do something digital!

2-22-16 Monday Julee out District Testing Team at Rupert (WIDA Access)

...............Kinder STAR Early Literacy

2-23-16 Tuesday Julee out District Testing Team at Rupert (WIDA Access)

...............Kinder STAR Early Literacy

2-24-16 Wednesday Julee out at district Testing Meeting 8:30-11:00

...............Wednesday STAR Reading in the lab

2-25-16 Thursday STAR Reading in the lab

2-25-16 Friday I will get RN and Imagine Learning AR Points to you

..............I can also run off your labels for report card envelopes

2-26-16 Teacher Workday

2-29-16 WIDA Access Testing for LEP students

3-01-16 WIDA Access Testing for LEP students

3-02-16 STAR Math 1-5

3-03-16 STAR Math 1-5

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The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to Be a Great Teacher by Rusul Alrubail on Edutopia

What does it mean to be a great teacher? Of course credentials, knowledge, critical thinking, and all other faculties of intelligence are important. However, a great teacher should be much more than credentials, experience and intelligence.

What lies in the heart of a great teacher?

You are kind: a great teacher shows kindness to students, colleagues, parents and those around her/him. My favourite saying is “kindness makes the world go around”. It truly changes the environment in the classroom and school. Being a kind teacher helps students feel welcomed, cared for and loved.

You are compassionate: Teaching is a very humanistic profession, and compassion is the utmost feeling of understanding, and showing others you are concerned about them. A compassionate teacher models that characteristic to the students with her/his actions, and as a result students will be more open to understanding the world around them.

You are empathetic: Empathy is such an important trait to have and to try to develop in ourselves and our students. Being able to put yourself in someone’s shoes and see things from their perspective can have such a powerful impact on our decisions and actions.

You are positive: Being a positive person, is not an easy task. Being a positive teacher is even harder when we’re always met with problems with very limited solutions. However, staying positive when it’s tough can have such a tremendous positive impact on the students and everyone around us. Looking on the bright side always seems to help make things better.

You are a builder: A great teacher bridges gaps and builds relationships, friendships, and a community. Teachers always look to make things better and improve things in and outside of the classroom. Building a community is something a great teacher seeks to do in the classroom and extends that to the entire school and its community.

You inspire: Everyone looks at a great teacher and they want to be a better teacher, they want to be a better student, even better, they want to be a better person. A great teacher uncovers hidden treasures, possibilities and magic right before everyone’s eyes.
Heart of Teacher

Favorite Heart Quotes......

"When people really listen, they live in your heart forever."

"Children really do live from their hearts---the world is a better place because of them."

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;

what is essential is invisible to the eye."

"Let people live in your heart."

"My heart is light, I really am at Acequia!"

Teaching Compassion and Empathy through "Notebook Letters"....Click on the photo below to see he does it!

A Sibling shows real LOVE and Concern for his sister. Click on their photo below to see their story. It will warm your heart!

Brielle is the cutest little teacher. Click on her photo and sit back and smile!

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"Happiness is a state of mind. It's just according to the way you look at things." Walt Disney

Pharrell Williams - Happy (1AM)

President's Day Weekend!

It's been a busy week!

You've put your "heart" into preparing for our visitors.

You deserve a break!

Won't it be nice to crawl into bed Sunday night knowing we get Monday off?

Have a fun and safe holiday.

Happy Birthday to the Presidents!