Head U Gator News
October 11 2015
Using strong I can statements
Also, remember to share I can statements when you work with small groups. They need to be clear about what they are learning AND what they should be able to do.
Try to remind students about the Reflections contest and encourage their participation.
Small group minutes
Minutes for week of : 83% of instruction for reading was held in small groups, while 79% of instruction in math was held in small groups, based on the data I have received. However, that's only 17 out of 23 so it's really incomplete data.
If you haven't gotten your minutes in for this past week (or the week before), please do so now before you forget! http://goo.gl/forms/lToz8qecU2
The good news is, we went up in the "my co-workers maintain a welcoming atmosphere" and "GCISD is a good place to work." It still is concerning that we have some "disagrees" without having any way to know what we need to do differently, but we'll keep working on it! If you disagreed with a statement on the survey, you would do us a big favor by sharing what we could do differently to help improve things for you.
Also, we will have a second site director (hopefully starting next week) who is someone we interviewed for the PE position. All of us really liked him and so we think he'll be a great addition to the program. His name is Andrew Martinez, so when you see him, be sure and welcome him to the campus.
A grateful heart
...Jennifer Bisballe, who went into Becky and Leah's class to help their students load Google drive on their iPads and set up folders for each subject for all of them.
....Julie Lee, who worked tirelessly to get seniors back in our building for Gatorville. An excellent opportunity for our students to give back.
...Mary Spencer-Huber, who does an excellent job trying to manage many different needs for students at several campuses.
...our team leaders, who have already proven to be a very committed and thoughtful group, dedicated to leading our building to higher and better performance all the time.
...Jeanette, who works very hard to provide learning opportunities that are targeted at teacher needs.
Monday, October 12
Start at 8:00- learning together in the morning, including 9 sessions that are designed to meet your specific needs.
Team planning in the afternoon
Tuesday, October 13-
Faculty meeting- we will have this but it will be a shorter than typical meeting
2 things on the agenda: Celebrating each other and successes and sharing the instructional rounds form that will be used by Wednesday's visitors.
Wednesday, October 14
Visitors in the building from 8-10:15
Thursday, October 15
K field trip
MadScience, Good News,Marimba
Friday, October 16
La Academia Espanol (a Spanish subscription program)