CN Jr/Sr HS WeAreOne
September 6, 2019
- Social/Emotional Learning
- Reading in All Subjects
Week #1 we focused on communication and shared the goals below.
- Positive first for every student
- Ongoing (minimum 1x/month)
- 2 way (allow opportunity for questions/feedback)
Week#2 we focused on Social/Emotional Learning and shared the Core Competencies in CASEL's Framework.
- Self-awareness: Know your strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset.”
- Self-management: Effectively manage stress, control impulses, and motivate yourself to set and achieve goals.
- Social awareness: Understand the perspectives of others and empathize with them, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
- Relationship skills: Communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
- Responsible decision-making: Make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety, and social norms.
This week we begin to look at reading in all subject areas
Reading in All Subject Areas Goal:
- Focus on reading as the means to raise overall achievement.
- Understand the realities of the current reading levels of our student body 6-12.
- Engage all teachers in integrating reading strategies into their content instruction.
Research shows that reading leads to success in school, the workplace, and life. It helps students empathize with their peers and reduces their stress levels. Unfortunately, as children age, they read less. Parents and teachers report that kids read much less in middle and high school than they did in elementary school. Common Sense Media’s “Children, Teens, and Reading” research brief reflects this distressing trend:
- 53 percent of 9-year-olds were daily readers, but only 17 percent of 17-year-olds were.
- The proportion of children who “never” or “hardly ever” read tripled from 1984 to 2014.
- A third of 13-year-olds and 45 percent of 17-year-olds said they read for pleasure one to two times a year, if that.
Students often wonder, “Why should I care about reading?” and “What’s in it for me?” We must show them why reading matters and look for ways in all subject areas to demonstrate the positive impact that reading can have in their lives.
Tie-Dye Spirit Day
Gene Stratton Porter
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