MEDRANO WEEKLY

September 7, 2015

Weekly Happenings - 1st Six Weeks: Week 3

Monday, Sept. 7

  • Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 8

  • Lesson Plans Due - 8:30 a.m.
  • Minimum of 4 Grades in Gradebook
  • Spot Observations begin
  • Attendance Count @ 10 a.m.
  • PLC @ 3:40 p.m. in CILT member room
  • 8th Grade Football vs. Franklin @ Franklin 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

  • Sigurdson - Meeting a.m.
  • Attendance Count due 10 a.m.
  • Child Abuse Training @3:45 in Library

Thursday, Sept. 10

  • Think College Thursdays - wear jeans with college t-shirt
  • Molano - Meeting p.m.
  • Manning - Out p.m.
  • Medrano Tailgating @ 4:00 p.m.
  • Volleyball vs. Walker @ Medrano 6:00/7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept 11

  • Faculty Jeans Day w/ Spirit Shirt
  • Admin Meeting - 9:30 a.m.
  • Davis - Meeting a.m.

Effective Classroom Management

Creating a positive classroom culture can be a challenge, but it’s a crucial element in making a class run smoothly. The link below suggests nine strategies that you can use for effective classroom management.

Coach's Corner with Ms. Manning

5 Ways to Share Your Passion for Learning

  1. Be open with your own passion. It’s incredibly inspiring to have someone talk about a topic with pure joy. If you love something, then show it. It’s contagious.
  2. Regularly apply your passion, and tell your students. Be an example. If you were thinking about something, working on a project, or just walking along and found something interest that relates to class, tell you students about the experience. What you and your students talk about doesn’t have to be isolated to your classroom. Let them see how what you’re teaching applies to the world beyond the classroom.
  3. Get students to apply it, too. Whatever your content is, if students have experience applying that knowledge to more than a test, they’ll be hooked. The world is diverse and fascinating. Classrooms, on the other hand, are isolating at times. Give them a glimpse of the real world.
  4. Passion is cool. Constantly remind students that being smart, passionate, engaged people is cool – and give them plenty of opportunities to be cool.
  5. Set goals and reward improvement. When students set a goal for their own academic growth, half the battle is already won. Now they have an internal motivating factor that will help propel them to that next level of success. Don’t forget to lavishly reward students who make any improvements.

UPCOMING EVENTS

15 - Issue Progress Reports

16 - TJ Feeder Community Fair

18 - TEI Scorecards Available

28 - SLO Goal Setting and Professional Development Plan Due

Oct. 6 - Verify Grades

Francisco Medrano Middle School - Key Actions 2015-16

1.) Sustain a positive culture and climate, through increase parental involvement and positive behavior interventions.

2.) Improve the quality of instruction for students in reading and writing through effective and differentiated professional development.

3.) Improve student achievement for students all in all core content areas through continuous progress monitoring.

4.) Develop a common culture of high achievement expectations that promote college readiness.