Sept 7~11, 2015

Coker Cubs Weekly News

Coker Mission--Every Child, Every Day

We support and foster a positive community of successful, life-long learners and leaders by meeting the needs of every individual while challenging each one to reach full potential.

Professional Development-Writing

Please take advantage of the opportunity for Writing professional development specific to the targeted needs of Coker students. All certified teachers are highly encouraged to sign up in Eduphoria so that an hour of Teacher Choice credit in Writing can be obtained this Fall semester.

Monday, September 21, 2015

3:30-4:30 pm

Coker Library

ID Badges

Employee district badges are issued to every staff member. You are expected to wear your badge every day in a location in which it can be viewed by others. If you do not have a badge or left yours at home, see the school secretary to get a temporary badge for the day. Replacement costs for lost badges will be the responsibility of the individual staff member.

National Hispanic Heritage Month (September)

Monday 9/7 - Labor Day Holiday!

2nd Gr DL Tchr: Lotta Lara Reading Training

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 8am-2pm


Tuesday - GLC Meeting/ Lighthouse Meeting/ Technology Meeting

PD-Earth and Space Patterns

Tuesday, Sep. 8th, 3:45-5:15pm


First Grade Teachers

North East AFT providing breakfast

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 7-7:30am


3rd Gr DL Tchr: Growing Student Writiers

Wednesday, Sep. 9th, 12:30-2:30pm

Ramec 619

Wednesday - Action Team Meeting/ CIC Meeting

Thursday 9/10 Fall Pictures

Thursday 9/10 Admin Prof Dev - Gill (AM) & Chavez (PM)

1st-5th Grade Parent Orientation

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 5:30-6:30pm

302 Heimer Road

San Antonio, TX

Special Education Team Meeting

Thursday, Sep. 10th, 3pm

Admin Conf Room

Friday - Grandparents Day

8:30- 4th and 5th grades

9:15 - 2nd and 3rd grades

12:30 - 1st grade

1:00 Kinder

Leadership Team Meeting

Friday, Sep. 11th, 8:30-10:30am

Admin Conf Room

Five Keys to Motivating Struggling Learners

The third key to motivating struggling learners is to develop a growth mindset in your classrooms. Most of our struggling learners had given up, believing they could never learn. We do this by providing the right support for them to learn, encouraging them along the path, and celebrating their resilience and successes. Teachers can also ensure that all students are engaged in the learning process. Using inclusive questions will help you engage your struggling students at a higher level, as well as help them see they can contribute to the discussion.

Exclusive vs. Inclusive Questions

Who has ever traveled out of our city? (Exclusive) Who would like to travel somewhere different? (Inclusive)

Who completed their homework last night? (Exclusive) How many of you remember that we had homework last night? Can anyone tell me what it was about? (Inclusive)

By Barbara Blackburn PhD, and Abbigail Armstrong, EdD

"If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times." ~St. Augustine