Clifford's Coaching Corner

Steiner Ranch Elementary

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  • The TPRI window is CLOSING MONDAY 9/19
  • PLC for 3rd-5th this week
  • WatchDogs begin this week
  • 3rd grade science assessment window opens 9/21
  • PROGRESS REPORTS- Wednesday 9/21


  • Think Through Math overview/training - (optional, 3-5 teachers) meet with the Instructional Coach that supports our district. ​ Come ask questions, collaborate with others, and hopefully learn something new - BRING YOUR OWN CHARGED DEVICE!

    Choose from the following dates/locations:

    TUESDAY - Oct. 4th THURSDAY - Oct. 6th

    Reed Elementary Library Camacho Elementary Library

    3:30-4:30 3:30-4:30

  • The Heart of Texas Writing Project has released their 2016-2017 training calendar. The sessions are on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm and cost only $25. The first session, on Sept. 24, is all about setting up Writing Workshop - "Starting a Writer's Workshop: Common Problems, Practical Solutions." PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND I CAN GIVE YOU MORE INFORMATION.
  • Continuous Improvement Institute- This institute is focused on sharing our Continuous Improvement philosophy and tools, developing and implementing your own PDSA cycle, and collaborating with other LISD employees as you strive to grow professionally. We will have small groups meeting at various locations around the district to meet the needs of all employees, whether you are a classroom teacher or non-instructional staff.


TLIM Resource: The Leader in Me Online

Classroom Newsletter Blurb:

Leader In Me- For the month of September we are continuing to learn how to use Habit 1 - Be Proactive. Using Habit 1, your child has control over the way they react to situations in life. They can be reactive (I'll try) or proactive (I'll do it) in their response to a situation. One way this skill is taught in the classroom is by explaining that reactive people make choices based on impulse and as the pressure builds, they suddenly explode. Picture a soda bottle after it's been shaken up. Proactive people are like water bottles. Shake them up all you want and nothing comes out - no fizzing, bubbling, or pressure. They are calm, cool and in control. To learn more about The Seven Habits and how they can be used at home, visit "Parent's Place" at

Week 5: (9/19-9/23)- Habit 1- Be Proactive

Learning Target: I can use Proactive language.

Week 6: (9/26-9/30)- Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind

Learning Target: I can tell you what it means to Begin With the End in Mind.

Week 7: (10/3-10/7)- Habit 2- Begin with the End in Mind

Learning Target K-1: I can set a goal.

Learning Target 2-5: I can set a personal goal and an academic goal.



Sept 19- Lighthouse Meeting/Cadre Meeting

Sept 19- Watch Dogs Start

Sept 19- TPRI DUE in AWARE First and Second

Sept 20- Fourth PLC

Sept 21- Fifth PLC

Sept 21- Third Science Module Opens


Sept 22- Third PLC

Sept 26- ITL meeting

Sept 27- Kinder PLC/Tier 2

Sept 28- Second PLC/Tier 2

Sept 29- First PLC/Tier 2

Sept 29- RTI Tier 3 (3-5)

Sept 30- K-1 Baseline Scores DUE in AWARE


Oct 3- PreK RSKI assessment opens

Oct 3- 4th/5th Science assessment opens

Oct 3- K-5th DRA window opens

Oct 3- TPRI/ERI Kinder opens

Oct 4- Fourth PLC/Tier 2

Oct 5- Fifth PLC/Tier 2

Oct 5- K-1 Math Pilot meeting @planning

Oct 6- Third PLC/Tier 2

Oct 6- RTI Tier 3 (K-2)

LISD RtI Website

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