Lincoln Lion's Local Buzz
September 6, 2019
Thoughts on the Week
I'm looking forward to another great meeting with excellent productivity to help us continue to improve our instructional delivery.
Formal Observations and Coaching Visits
We will have coaching visits monthly for non evaluative feedback from either Shasta, Leigh Anne, or myself. To make things manageable this year, our goal is just one visit a month. I think that is the minimum that we will be able to manage this year. We will focus on giving you feedback on the standard work that we are doing this year. We will be looking for evidence of the lesson/activity is supporting a grade level standard, how students are taking ownership of the standard/their own learning, and how the standard is presented in the classroom. The coaching visit will last 10 to 15 minutes and within the next day or two the person who conducted the visit will meet with you to give non evaluative feedback with the goal of helping you continue to improve with our standards work. One difference we'd like to try this as we roll out coaching visits this month is to not schedule them with you and making them unannounced. One reason for this is to NOT cause you heart attacks, but with Mr. Stokely being out for at least the next 3 weeks we need to have some flexibility in our schedule so we can support behavior needs in the building with one person from our team out. Once he returns and we have more hands on deck we can begin to schedule things with more certainty.
Team Member OUT
- Be sure to register all absences in both skyward and SFE if you need a sub as soon as you know that you will be out. We need a fighting chance to get a sub and won't have a chance to get a sub if you wait to the last minute. Sudden sicknesses can't be helped, but all other absences--like known doctor's appointments--can be plugged in in advance.
- A Boy Scout representative will be visiting classrooms for about 2 minutes to speak to students from 10:30- 11:45 ish on Monday. We will give them a schedule so they get to classes before they are in lunch. The Boy Scout rep will knock on your door and speak to your class quickly regarding this opportunity.
- There is no faculty meeting on Monday, September 9th in order to provide time for parent teacher conferences that evening. Please remember that you have the option to complete three hours of after school parent/family conferences during the week of Parent Teacher Conferences and then a half day of conferences on the scheduled day of Friday September, 13, 2019. in exchange for the afternoon on Friday. Please be sure to enter your conference schedule on the sheet sent to you from Kathy earlier this week.