January 14-18


Good morning.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide me with some feedback on the survey. I really appreciate it, and it has helped me to identify areas to focus on for the second half of the school year. I still have a few more teachers that need to take the survey. https://goo.gl/forms/Lezsb3Mi0Ut2SVFE3

I left the Professional Development from last week since I know last week was hectic getting back into the swing of things.

Don't forget Angie's Curbside Cuisine will be here on Friday. I will get the menus out as soon as it is sent to me.

Have a great day and week!

Aim High and Dream Big!!


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What's Going This Week

This week is Math Supervision.

Monday- Basketball- Georgetown ( Boys Home)


Wednesday-EH-Focus Groups- Holli's Birthday

Thursday- Basketball- Bethel ( Boys Home)

Friday- SPIRIT DAY- Angie's Curbside Cuisine

Professional Development

When we are thinking about our instruction and moving forward with 21st Century Learning, reflection is very important. Here are some questions, processes and changes in education to think about.

· What do schools look like when they organize around commitment to the achievement of high standards by all students?

· How do we use data to inform our practices?

· How can we provide multiple pathways to a learning experience?

· How do we work together to maximize student learning?

The 21st Century Standards-Based Planning Process

When we constantly examine our practices and instructional decisions in terms of desired outcomes and student learning, we are more likely to ensure that all students achieve at high levels. We should be using these questions to lead our team and subject level meeting discussions:

· What should students know and be able to do?

· How will the students and I know when they are successful?

· Given my task analysis, what learning experiences will facilitate student success?

· Based on data, how do I refine the learning experiences?

Marzano’s High Yield Strategies

When planning your instruction, identify similarities and differences is the number one high yield in the classroom. How can you incorporate compare and contrast into your daily practice?

1. Identify similarities and differences

2. Summarizing and notetaking

3. Reinforcing effort and providing recognition

4. Homework and practice

5. Nonlinguistic representation

6. Cooperative learning

7. Setting objectives and providing feedback

8. Generating and testing hypotheses

9. Questions, cues and graphic organizers

Here is a link that shows what research says and what it would look like in the classroom.


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Article on The 8 Teaching Strategies that John Hattie and Robert Marzano Agree On

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