Dixie Dragon News

Inspire Excellence in Education [April 11, 2016]

Student Engagement

Below is a funny film clip about what "student engagement" is NOT. Have you ever experienced that teacher? The one that lectures on and on, and you are sitting there just numb....? Remember, we don't teach a subject, we teach students. When students are engaged in authentic learning, they thrive. Let them discover, discuss, debate, and experience learning, not just "sit and get".

"What matters is not what we teach; it's what they learn, and the probability of real learning is far higher when the students have a lot to say about both the content and the process. " Alfie Kohn

Boring Economics Teacher

This and That

  • Teachers, don't forget to complete your PDAS Teacher Self Report part II and III by April 14.
  • Please take time this week to update your sub folder. Is the schedule still current? Do you need a new class roster? Is the transportation list accurate? Do you have one day emergency plan ready to use? A well prepared sub plan saves the day! Please be proactive and support each other.
  • "Student Goal Setting" is part of our school improvement plan. Please take time to update student goals after major assessment. Your guidance, support, and conversations with students are critical success factors.

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Regular PLC this week

Specials Rotation: Week B

4/11/16: First Grade "Cat in the Hat" field trip

4/12/16: Teacher of the Year-Banquet (Harvey Hall) 6:30 pm / District Grade Level Chair Meeting (Regular Dixie team leader meeting canceled)

4/14/16: PTA parent & volunteer meeting 6-7 p.m.

4/15/16: Turn in Retention Packet to Ms. Saul

4/18/16: 2nd Gr. Field Trip- Planetarium

4/19/16: PBIS meeting 3:30

4/22/16: End of 5th Six Weeks

4/26/16: Team Leader Meeting

4/28/16: McTeacher Night 5-8 p.m.