ACE Weekly Newsletter

May 8, 2016

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In This Week's Issue:

Note from Executive Director

Celebrating Excellence

Articles of the Week:

  • Managing an Active Classroom

Video Spotlight

  • Managing an Active Classroom

Resources

  • Texas Gateway
  • STAAR Countdown
  • ACE Site
  • Math SE live binder
  • School Calendars
  • HUB
  • Links to articles on School Turnaround
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Note from your Executive Director


Dear ACE Family,



We have much to celebrate! Best wishes for an enjoyable and productive week,

Sincerely,

Jolee Healey

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

GRANTS OF UP TO $2,000 FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING PROJECTS

Are you in need of funds for a special project in your school or classroom?


Grants for Innovative Teaching is a Signature Project of the Junior League of Dallas. Its purpose is to encourage and support excellence in teaching by awarding grants up to $2,000 to Dallas ISD teachers for special and innovative projects that otherwise would not be provided for in school budgets. Deadline is May 16th at 5pm.


Click here for Procurement's Best Practices list and here for the website.

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CELEBRATING EXCELLENCE

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ARTICLE FOR THE WEEK

Last Week's Article

Stamina, Effort, and Success

Mountain Ridge Middle School and Northridge Elementary School staff have worked hard to build students’ persistence, or “stamina,” in pursuing success in mathematics. This focus on effort and persistence is a key part of their school culture.


Highlights

• Separating reports on student progress: work habits and content

• Setting a no failure culture

• Placing responsibility on students for seeking support they need

• Structuring explicit instruction and guided practice

• Peer learning

• The mind-body connection to build stamina

• Student-led parent conferences

• Addressing negative messages from parents about math ability


Click here for the full article.

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VIDEO SPOTLIGHT

Last Week's Video

Creating Class Norms: Management in the Active Classroom
Giving Clear Directions: Management in the Active Classroom
Problem Solving and Consequences for Poor Choices: Management in the Active Classroom
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INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES

Common Elements of Successful School Turnarounds: Research and Experience

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