Acton Weekly Update: 11/17/2017
This video is a MUST WATCH! As educators we are ALL called to make a difference. Are you being the difference for our students? Give the hugs. Give the smiles. Give the positive affirmation. Give the GENTLE reminders. Focus on what they are doing right!
MODEL courage and compassion.
HELP them become who they want to BE!
Reaching All Learners
This week we learned about the skill: Talking with others.
There are 4 steps in this skill.
- Look at the person. Looking at the person shows you are paying attention and shows the person you want to talk.
- Use a pleasant voice. People won't want to talk to someone who seems unpleasant, angry or threatening.
- Ask questions. Asking questions included the other person in the conversation.
- Don't interrupt. Interrupting shows you don't care what the others person is saying.
PD and PLC Agenda
Practicing Technology Best Practices- team exploration of apps and resources. Meet in the LGI for Katie R to go over Tech Team updates. Then teams can break off to work on grade specific resources.
Many of you have asked Matt about Independent work time. Being the amazing Instructional Coach that he is, he's provided a great little resource. Click the link below.
Mini Lesson Planning Tips from Matt
Developing our Instructional Practices
What's Coming Up
21 Dec fieldtrips due
27-12/15 Acuity Predictive B ELA/ Math/ Sci/SS
29 Fifth Grade PJ Day (Biz Town Fundraiser)
1 3-8 High Ability ELA
1 Choir Practice
1 4th grade downtown tour
4-8 Canned Food Drive
4 Evacuation drill
4 80’s dress up day-4th grade fundraiser
5 ENL PLC @ AD
5 School Psych Meeting
7 KDG field trip to Conner Prairie
7 3rd grade winter program
11 2nd grade field trip Clowes Hall
15 All Pro Dads
18 90’s day-4th grade fundraiser
19 last student day
19 Winter parties
19 All School sing along
20 Teacher Work Day