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...

MAVERICK VALUES

Moving To Self Discipline

One Last Curiosity Bit

GROWTH MINDSET

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."

INSTRUCTION

For Those Of You With Students That Challenge You

CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

TECHIE

IN THE DETAILS

Have you observed another teacher yet? Please let Mr. Solis know.

Teachers from last year, are your permanent records completed?

MASS

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.

Meeting

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.

MISCELLANY