@Lumberton, Principal Kamau Sept. 15, 2014

"Many Hands Make the Work Light!"

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Alternative formative assessment (AFA) strategies can be as simple (and important) as checking the oil in your car -- hence the name "dipsticks." They're especially effective when students are given tactical feedback, immediately followed by time to practice the skill. My favorite techniques are those with simple directions, like The 60 Second Paper, which asks students to describe the most important thing they learned and identify any areas of confusion in under a minute. You can find another 53 ways to check for understanding toward the end of this post, also available as a downloadable document.

Professional Learning Communities Planning Meeting - Multi-Purpose Room

Wednesday, Sep. 17th 2014 at 2-3pm

71 Ark Rd

Lumberton, NJ

We will be planning out our PLCs schedule and forming teams during this meeting. It is mandatory that everyone is in attendance.

-Mr. Kamau

Back To School Night

Thursday, Sep. 18th 2014 at 6pm

71 Ark Rd

Lumberton, NJ

Safe Schools Training

The link to access the online portal is as follows: http://bcsssd.nj.safeschools.com

The username for each staff member is their district email address.

The expectation is that this training will be completed by each staff member prior to October 21, 2014.

Incredibly useful resources

5 Things you need to know

  • Student folders will be checked this week
  • Phone logs must be kept for each of your students
  • Quality Quadrant must frame planning and instruction
  • You will always receive support and resources to assist you where needed
  • Remember to be the best you....DAILY

Inspiration & Motivation Station!