WMS Morning Memo

Supporting and advocating for all learners ~ 9.16.13

Flashback Moments

This week I caught a few students, at random, and asked them one question... below are their responses.



Q: What do you think your teachers think of you?


"I think my teachers think I'm pretty smart. They usually smile at me but I haven't ever asked them. I guess I don't really know what they think." - 7th grader


"I think my math teacher likes me - but I think the rest don't like me. That's why I only like math this year." - 7th grader


"My teachers probably think I'm too hyper. Maybe it's because I need to move around once and a while to pay attention - not just sit there all day." - 8th grader


"I love my teachers this year and I know they like me. My one teacher is like an actress, she's so funny." - 6th grader


"My teachers always hate me. I'm not good at school really." - 6th grader


"Some of my teachers like me and some of them don't. I like to talk in class." - 8th grader


As you can see by the quotes that were collected, a student's self image directly ties back to the relationship they have with their teacher. We, as educators, have a profound impact on who our students are as people and as learners. Our actions and comments speak loudly. There's absolutely nothing more important than building relationships with students.


NUTS & BOLTS

Monday -

A Day

Advisory

SIT meeting (Rm 124 VN @ 2:00)


Tuesday -

B Day

CPT


Wednesday -

A Day

TDT


Thursday -

B Day

Advisory

CPT


Friday -

A Day


Other:

Liz will be out all week for evaluation training

RELEVANT RESOURCES

HERE is a great article on building relationships with challening students


HERE is a resource with some strategies for engagement


HERE is an example of a student survey used to gather information on students to build a classroom community that values student voice


HERE is an article that details what 'student voice' looks like in the classroom

OTHER

This video was shared this week... any takers for creating a WMS version?


This is the New Year Pueblo Del Sol
Have a great week,


Chris, Liz, and Steve