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September 8, 2015

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Children First, Always...The Bryan Way!

It's a Raven Thing!

Be the One ! Committed to Excellence!


Bryan ISD will provide positive educational experiences that ensure high school graduation and post-secondary success.

The Standards Based Teacher...

  • Follows BISD Curriculum

  • Monitors Student Mastery

  • Engages Learners

  • Provides SE-Based Environment

  • Uses Aligned Assessments

  • Delivers Aligned Instruction

  • Plans Aligned Units

As you plan, use these additional questions to guide your planning:

  1. What do we want students to learn?

  2. How will we know that they have learned it?

  3. How will we plan and deliver quality instruction so that students are likely to learn it the first time?

  4. How will we respond when students have already learned it?

  5. How will we respond when some students have not learned it?

Note------ Please review the revised Grading Guidelines.

BryanISD Walkthrough Form(updated)

A copy of the updated form is in the 2015-2016 Staff Google folder.

Bryan ISD Employee Handbook Link

HR Required Training

Are you working on the required training? It is due by Sept. 18 with 2 notable exceptions. Please see HR email.

PDAS Training

All teachers evaluated with PDAS are required to either complete the update or complete the new teacher to BISD training. Please let me know if you need assistance with completion of this training. This must be completed by Sept. 18.

Student Management

Conscious Discipline Training Dates for New Hires

CKH and Conscious Discipline

Teacher-“My job is to keep you safe!”

Student- “My job is to help keep it that way!

Did you know that praise is magical? When given to a single or small group of students, specific praise can serve to change the behavior of the entire group. “Look at you. I notice you facing the front, with your ravens in your nest, so that we can get to specials safely and not disturb others. That was helpful! Thank you so much.”

Set a goal to praise a student 4 times as many times as you redirect them. A 4:1 ratio is powerful! Focus on what you want more of!

Evidence of Capturing Kids Hearts

  • N/A (This teacher has not yet been to CKH training.)

  • Social Contract is posted, visible, and written in the correct format.

  • Non-verbal signals are used by the teacher when appropriate.

  • Students are responding to non-verbal signs by the teacher.

  • Teacher refers to the social contract (when processing conflict & violations).

  • Teacher is meeting/greeting students with a handshake as they arrive.

  • Good things and/or launches are being used.

  • Affirmations are a part of the classroom environment.

  • The 4 questions are being used appropriately. (What are you doing? Supposed to be doing? Are you doing it? What are you going to do about it?)

  • Students are self-managing with non-verbal signs.

Remember they don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.

Special Education/504

Please bring your binder to the ARD/504 meetings. Remember that the binder is the best place to file examples of modified work for documentation and helps us to make informed decisions about needed accommodations/modifications. Within a school day, new IEP’s, modifications/accommodations etc. will be provided to you and they should filed in your binder. If you do not receive them, contact the student’s case manager.


Check your calendar for upcoming trainings:



Dress Code

Classroom teachers are the first line of defense!

Are you setting a good example?

Please send students to the office by 8:15 am if out of dress code.

I Can Statements

Content objectives should be displayed in student friendly language (I can) on board, chart or wall and be visible to the student. The content being taught should match a posted I can statement. Language objectives should begin with I will and be aligned to the instruction.


Being on time for duty is critical to the safety of our children!

See Houston Faculty Calendar for DATES TO REMEMBER and UPCOMING MEETINGS… See personal calendars for ARD’s and 504’s.

Please refer to the Houston Faculty calendar and your personal calendar daily/weekly as a reference!

Affirmations and Birthdays!

Happy Birthday...

9/7- HB, Jennifer Albers!

A shout out goes to:

Lesa Hees, Kyndall Stotts and Amy Childress for helping Kim Latterman get organized and ready!

Kim Latterman for coming in with a "Just Do It" attitude!

Kerri Rothell and Maegan Bearden for picking up our snowcone treats.

Karen Morgan for ordering and picking up pizza for our Wednesday meeting.

Amy Landry and PTO for the nice lunch treat on Thursday.

Our entire staff for a deeper implementation of CKH and Conscious Discipline. Work it, baby! Questioning is key!

Always want to know if someone deserves an affirmation...Send them my way and I'll include them in the weekly message.