A Peek at the Week
March 24, 2019
John Hattie discovered that teachers are far more likely to have a large and positive impact if they:
- Are passionate about helping their students learn
- Forge strong relationships with their students
- Are clear about what they want their students to learn
- Adopt evidence-based teaching strategies
- Monitor their impact on students’ learning, and adjust their approaches accordingly
- Actively seek to improve their own teaching
- Are viewed by the students as being credible
You are far more likely to have a low (or even negative) impact if you:
- Repeat students
- Label students (fixed mindset)
- Have low expectations
The Time Is Finally Here! Our Colt's Players will be presenting Aladdin this Thursday and Friday!!
You are the determining factor in the success of this initiative. By building excitement for books in your classroom, making sure each student has a just right book in his/her book bag at the end of each day, making time to confer with your students about the books they are reading, sending messages through SeeSaw encouraging parents to read with and/or to their children, and showing your excitement about books will make your children want to read.
You are more than welcome to have your children begin keeping their iPads at school each day in order to free them up from being on technology. We have already set the date of April 22nd for iPads to stop going home in order to make sure we have them all at school for testing anyway.
I will begin advertising this to our parents tomorrow through FB and weekly calls. Remember that this is a schoolwide plan. You can assign studying for quizzes and tests, as these should not be excessive each week anyway.
If you have any questions, just let me know. Thank you for walking alongside me as we work to help our students increase their volume of reading.
Remember Matt this week!
Word of the week: Pitter-patter
March 26th: End of 3rd nine weeks
March 28th: K-2 to see Aladdin at middle school
March 29th: 3-5 to see Aladdin at middle school
April 1st: Grades need to be entered
April 3rd: Report Cards Go Home
April 4th: Cap and Gown pics
April 5th: MAP closes
April 9th: Baby Shower for Shelby
April 12th: Strings to Peace Center