The Weekly

January 23-27

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Week 4: What if you didn't give grades this week?

Check out this article: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/when-grading-harms-student-learning-andrew-miller

Week of January 30:
Stop giving grades. Just for a week. Stop giving grades. To everything. Instead, give them advice for how to improve their work and demand that it not be turned in until it is 100% accurate. The goal here is learning, right? Or is the goal getting a grade? I hope you said the former.

SIX WEEK CHALLENGE

Thursday, Jan. 5th, 8:30am

2805 Longbranch Road

Union, KY

Oh no she didn't. Oh...yes she did. It's time to bring back the weekly challenges. These are, of course, optional. However, I challenge all of us to turn up the volume on our instructional practices as we head back into the New Year and return to our normal.

Week of January 30: Stop giving grades. Just for a week. Stop giving grades. To everything. Instead, give them advice for how to improve their work and demand that it not be turned in until it is 100% accurate. The goal here is learning, right? Or is the goal getting a grade? I hope you said the former.
Week of February 6: Adjust your feedback. If I asked you to write part of the CSIP for me and then I handed it back to you with a C+, do you know what to do next? Do you know what you did right? Do you know what was inaccurate? What if I put x's by the parts I didn't like. Does that help? What if I wrote notes in the margin that said, " I love what you have here, but it really needs more concrete examples of how this looks in the classroom." What kind of feedback do you give kids to move their learning FORWARD?

It's a big challenge. Are you willing to take the leap?

Lesson Plan Submission Resumes

Please turn in your first set of plans by Monday morning. See team leaders for additional info.

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PGES at a Glance

January's Focus:

  • Monitor your SGG and update your WIG board.
  • Schedule/complete post observation if your eval is scheduled this month.
  • Mid year meetings begin. We will review your PGP progress, your SGG progress, and chat about your year. Bring your leadership notebook if it is ready.

Thinking of You

  • Sophia is back home and having fun. Check out this picture to the left!!
  • Congratulations, Jordan!! She's getting hitched!


Do you have an intention we can pass along? Please let us know.
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This week's events

MONDAY
    • 7:30am: Number Sense Series Begins. Geared toward Sped and K-2 but anyone is welcome.
    • MMM
    • Mega Drill--if it rains, we'll do all but the fire.
    • Mid Year Meetings: Harkins, Stevens, Sipple, Coyle
    • Heinze hosting 4th grade district Fishbowl. Library closed in afternoon
    • Afternoon ESS
    • JDRF Fundraiser
    • Secret Longhorn Week
    • Observations: Whalen

    TUESDAY
    • Milan, Ockerman, and Yealey visiting from 8-noon. Need PLT at bus arrival.
    • Mid year meetings: Bremer, Steele, J., Melvin, Fischer
    • Observations: Wright and Cadwallader
    • JDRF Fundraiser
    • Secret Longhorn Week

    WEDNESDAY
    • PLCs with Rachel.
    • The Study of Learning Series at 7:30am in Erika's Office
    • Calm Crew Practice
    • Mid Year Meetings: Price, Wright
    • Observation: Barger
    • Winter Story Night
    • JDRF Fundraiser
    • Secret Longhorn Week

    THURSDAY
      • Yes Team Leader Meeting
      • No Faculty Meeting
      • Yes Lighthouse Meeting
      • Brady is getting his wisdom teeth out this morning. I am planning to be at school right after we get him home and settled. Not missing this video opportunity, y'all.
      • Mid Year Meetings: Alig, Maddux
      • Paraed meeting after school
      • Leadership team meeting at 2:30
      • JDRF Fundraiser
      • Secret Longhorn Week

      FRIDAY
      • Erika at RTI Task Force meeting at Collins in AM
      • PBIS Tier 1 meeting
      • Mid Year Meeting: Delaney, Plaski, Steele E.
      • Rachel out of building at Coach Meeting

      Action Team Updates

      All Teams
      • Create or update your team mission statement and share.

      Lighthouse
      • Meets weekly on Thursdays

      Family and Staff Education
      • Focus on how the faculty meeting time is spent.
      • Survey staff on voice and choice.

      Leadership Notebooks
      • Adding support for teachers for the teacher leadership notebooks.
      • Create teacher notebook models.
      • Process for goal reflection and resetting goals during the year.

      Club Day
      • Create a sub list of parents. Instruct teachers how to find a sub.
      • Instruct every club leader to create sub plans.

      Leadership Events
      • Prioritize which events to leaderize.
      • Start planning next Leadership Day.
      • Look at a spring event to celebrate goals, WIGs and growth.

      Scoreboards and WIGS

      • Focus on making sure the WIG boards are understandable in 5 seconds.
      • Communicate with the Leadership Notebook Team.
      • Explore the use of a universal student data tracker.
      • Focus on sustainable progress.
      • Do a deep diver refresher with Sara and the LNB team in April.

      Environment

      • Alcoves for Music and Art will be painted.
      • Beginning of the year environment prep.
      • Environment Club will be redoing Yacht Club.
      • Ask Crossroads to paint our alcoves in spring.

      PR
      • Begin focusing on how parents are using the habits at home or how kids are using the habits at home.
      • More purposeful posts.
      • Make sure all grade levels and all students are featured.
      • Add more videos.

      Monday Morning Meeting
      • Create a mission statement
      • Build the habits and paradigms into meetings.
      • Empower kids to lead the MMM.

      Student Leadership
      • Brainstorming new job opportunities.
      • Finding time to train students when they are hired mid-year.
      • Creating a new application to reflect new jobs.

      Direct Lessons--may rename Student Learning
      • Create a timeline for staff for the 2nd half of the year.
      • Work on procedural lesson plans for LEAD posters.
      • Develop a purpose and mission statement.