Jay Upper Elementary
On the Move Creating Learning for Every Student
Observations December 10, 2015
Articulation of Expectations
Learning Targets Were Clear
Teacher Strategies Were Effective
Evidence of preparation
A learning environment established
Lesson objectives communicated to students
All learners involved
Objectives related to life or previous lessons
Modeling for students
Providing for independent practice
Students talking together about the learning target
Opportunities for students to compare Students writing about the learning target
Students reading about the learning target
Opportunities for students to analyze mistakes
Opportunities for students to solve problems
Opportunities for students to practice inquiry
Attention to a Growth Mindset
As teachers begin to include the vocabulary of a growth mindset into every lesson, the students will begin to adopt this way of thinking.
Grit, Perseverance, Keep trying, Hard work...
Attention to Distritct Expectations
Jay Public Schools
Jay Public Schools will ensure rigorous and relevant learning for students that develops confident and responsible citizens prepared for a global society.
Goal for the Subject of Writing in the Ideal State
All Jay students will have deep understanding, be fluent in discussion
of the discipline of writing and be able to write to communicate effectively
in all disciplines to enter the global society.
In May 2015, a district team of language arts teachers collaborated to create a document to ensure vertical alignment in the subject of writing. The following is an expression of their work. The document includes expectations in regard to standards and learning targets, the writing process, modes of writing, expected vocabulary, reinforcement of past learning targets, word study, the confrontation of plagiarism, handwriting and word processing, a listing of editing marks, grade level commitments and administrators’ responsibilities.
Sorry I Missed the Closure of Lessons
Recognition of Achievement
A Good Place to Be
This school is a good place to be, to work, to learn. The teachers, the principal and all staff members are creating a solid environment in which all to learn.
Dr. Judi Barber