This Week at AES

9/7 - 9/11

Week at a Glance

Monday 9/7

  • No School

Tuesday 9/8

  • $2 Jean Day
  • Habit 3: Put First Things First Faculty Meeting: Conferring
  • WLES/AES PD at AES 3:00 – 4:30
  • Cross Country Race: 5:30 at Panther Creek

Wednesday 9/9

  • Cross Country Practice 2:45 – 3:15

Thursday 9/10

  • Lifetouch Picture Day
  • Caleb out PM
  • Open House

Friday 9/11

  • First Sharpen the Saw Activity
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Thank you Susie Jackson for your teamwork and helping by picking up trash in the front drive

Tweets of the Week

Hands off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Mathematical Habits of the Mind

Teaching Students to Persist Through Challenges

The Power of Teamwork - Funny Animation.

Think Win-Win

From the outside, most people would believe that a school is the epitome of a Win-Win culture. In reality, the age of accountability has forced many schools to become only Win-Win, when it comes to students.

As a teacher, I was part of a team that was more about individual performance than our team's performance. I remember having an intense meeting where we discussed our short-comings as a team. We decided that regardless of our individual performances, our team would be judged on our collective performance. Sadly, it took this type of meeting before we realized that we were much stronger as a Win-Win team.

Over the last several years we have worked on Professional Learning Communities. PLC's by nature require a Win-Win mentality. The toughest part of being a part of a PLC is realizing and owning your individual shortcomings. This combined with allowing your teammates to compliment you is pivotal to PLC's. Only then can you and your team work together and Think Win-Win.

One of my favorite quotes is by Mother Theresa. I can do what you can't do, you can do what I can't do; Together we can do great things.

This quote embodies Habit 4. This week as your work with your team, keep Habit 4 front and center. There is not telling what you will accomplish together.