Indian Run Staff News

January 9 edition

Welcome Back!

Phew... that was a long week, wasn't it? Thank you to the reading team for starting it off right with that fantastic breakfast—what a way to get things started on the right foot. The good news is there isn't much news! There IS, however, homework. Eeeeeek! Keep reading...

Continuing Our Conversations about Growth Mindset...

The entire country is prattling on and on about New Year’s Resolutions. In line with our conversations about “growth mindset,” how can our teaching resolutions be different than mainstream? What if we were able to buck the stereotype of these changes and make a huge cultural shift that would move us as professionals and our students as learners further than ever before. And what if that shift lasted longer than the typical New Year’s exercise promises? Imagine the possibilities!

Why waste time proving over and over how great you are, when you could be getting better? Why hide deficiencies instead of overcoming them? Why look for friends or partners who will just shore up your self-esteem instead of ones who will also challenge you to grow? And why seek out the tried and true, instead of experiences that will stretch you? The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it’s not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives.”

Carol S. Dweck, Mindset: The New Psychology Of Success

Homework

Our district leaders are gathering data on our common understanding of these two concepts: system of assessments and differentiation.

Please email Lesa by next Friday with 1-2 sentences that define what each one means to you. We will compile and submit your responses.

Dublin Literacy Conference

We'd love if you'd attend. Go ahead and register online and we'll cover the cost. Caveat: Please, please, please, please don't register if you don't intend to go. We'll get charged by the registration, not by check-in!

http://www.dublinschools.net/dublinliteracyconference.aspx

Stolen from Twitter!

Newbury Winner Announcement "Party"

We'll be meeting with Newbery Club in Franki's room Monday at 8 a.m. to see who are the winners! Join us! (And 4th/5th grade teachers, can you remind your kids?)

From the district

1) Do you know students and staff who go above and beyond to give back to our community? Nominate a deserving student and/or staff member for a 2016 Community Champion Award at http://www.dublinchamber.org/pages/CommunityChampionAwards/. Winners will be recognized at a ceremony on April 16 at Dublin Jerome.


2) The Dublin Difference means providing students with a world-class education, and a well-rounded experience, while continuously improving in everything we do. Learn more about the District’s commitment to continuous improvement at this link: http://ow.ly/WIij3.


3) The District’s 2016 Quality Profile is available at http://www.dublinschools.net/qualityprofile.aspx.


4) Does your company hire students during the summer? Sign up for the Dublin City Schools summer job fair for students at this link:http://ow.ly/WKw1R.


Save the Dates

Learn more about the opportunities Tolles Career and Technical Center has to offer at 7 pm. on Jan. 13 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center.


Have coffee with Supt. Dr. Todd Hoadley and City Manager Dana McDaniel on Feb. 3 at Sunny Street Café, 7042 Hospital Drive, 10:30 a.m.-noon


The Dublin Literacy Conference is Feb. 20, at Coffman. Details available at http://www.dublinschools.net/dublinliteracyconference.aspx.


The Dublin Difference Showcase-March 1 at Jerome-6:30 p.m.-8 p.m.


Dublin City Schools Dodgeball Championships-April 1 at Scioto-7 p.m.


Summer job fair for students April 2 at Jerome-9 a.m.-noon