SMMS STAFF NOTES
WEEK OF 1 FEBRUARY 2016
Our Mission Matters
The piece from ACE below reminds us of the many reasons your work as teachers matters.
Some People We Can Look To...
Moving To Self Discipline
One Last Curiosity Bit
Great Ideas To Weave In Growth Mindset
Check out the link below on #20time. #20time is based off of Google's strategy that allows its employees to use one day per week to work on a project of their choice -- pulling on intrinsic motivation like no other employer has been able to do so well and landing Google to be recognized as one of the most innovative companies year after year by Fast Company.
MINDSET AND POVERTY
The piece below has an intriguing take on poverty and its myriad effects: "Because teachers are expected to single-handedly undo and compensate for the effects of poverty in the classroom, it can be tempting to view students’ parents as the enemy. If only mom and dad were making better decisions, my job wouldn’t be so hard, we think."
For Those Of You With Students That Challenge You
IN THE DETAILS
Have you observed another teacher yet? Please let Mr. Solis know.
Teachers from last year, are your permanent records completed?
5th has mass this week. For Ash Wednesday, it will be Student Council. The week after that, it's 8th, then the next week 7th, and so on.
As it's a crazy CSW, there will be no Wednesday meeting. We'll have clusters on Ash Wednesday.
Teacher Of The Year
Please send me your nomination.