Indian Run Staff News
January 9 edition
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
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
Stolen from Twitter!
Learning about Perimeter using Cheez-Its!
Understanding fractions with fraction cards
Writing about their reading
Newbury Winner Announcement "Party"
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