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Zitzman 411

What's Happening This Week:

Writing on the Wall Week

Monday: A Day. Dr. Sladek at CE.

Tuesday: B Day. Dr. Sladek at ZE! Summative Eval. Meetings. NO Good News Club. WOW Family Night 6:00-7:30pm.

Wednesday: 7:45 a.m. Teacher Mtg. with LIM Coach. C Day. Dr. Sladek at CE. Lighthouse Coaching Meetings All Day.

Thursday: D Day. Dr. Sladek at ZE! Admin. Council @ 9:15am. Summative Eval. Meetings. Zitzman Winter Warm-Up 3:45-4:45pm.

Friday: A Day. Dr. Sladek at CE. Summative Eval. Meetings. Community Readers visit classrooms.

PLC Focus: Teacher Evaluation Meetings

(There will be NO 'Tuesday PLC Meeting')

If your calendar invite is set for this coming week...

Complete the Pre-conference Summative Form prior to the meeting. This form may be found in Frontline under Evaluation.

Please Bring:

Your Chromebook

Be Prepared to:

Look at your PGP, SLO and MOY Reflection Sheet

Habit 5: Highly Effective Practice

Respectfully Seek to Be Understood

Seeking to be understood is the second half of effective communication. Once we are confident others feel understood, we can share our own point of view with respect and clarity.

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Confront and offend, or don’t speak up at all.

Think About...

Are you speaking in a way that shows you understand the other person? Are you sharing your point of view with clarity?

Try This...

Pick a nonthreatening situation to practice the skill.

  • · Get really clear on what you want to say.
  • · Practice stating your point of view using “I” messages.
Pick a difficult situation where you feel you really need to be understood.
  • · Practice Empathic Listening.
  • · Ask, “Would you be willing to listen to me like I listened to you?”
  • · Share your point of view with courage and consideration.

From the 7 Habits Book

“When you can present your own ideas clearly in the context of a deep understanding of the other person’s paradigms and concerns, you significantly increase the credibility of your ideas. You’re not wrapped up in ‘your own thing.’”

Student Led Conferences

****Many of our teachers have chosen to focus on Student Led Conferences for the Spring Conference Night. Please encourage students to attend their conference with their parent. Students can highlight their growth and their focus areas using their Data Binders. What are your expectations? What resources do you need?

Resources: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sS4rVWwAJbmayNinMnFNEzqzArStPxRK

Leader in Me Coaching Sessions

Wednesday at 7:45 a.m. in the Library will be an all staff Bucket Filler session with Jill Schulen.

LIM Coaching Meeting Day in the Learning Lab (old conference room)

  • Lighthouse Coordinators will be present all day.
  • 1 member of each Action Team will visit with Jill and the Lighthouse Coordinators during their plan time.
  • A schedule will be in teacher mailboxes.

Upcoming Leader in Me activities:

Student, staff and parent LIM survey. Student survey (grades 3-5) will be taken on March 15th. Staff will take the survey March 6th during PLC. Parents will take the survey at our conference nights.

Student Leadership Teams are coming. A big thank you to the staff members that have already stepped up to claim a leadership team. Our students will gain so much from these groups. You are making a difference!

"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I Don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.

-George Bernard Shaw, Irish author

Habit 1: Be Proactice