Game On: Week of December 17th
What's Happening This Week:
*No Odyssey this week*Monday: TGC Rehersal @ 7:45am. Professional Learning Action Team Mtg @ 3:45pm.
Tuesday: PLC's all day. Morning Mingle with ZE Staff @ 8:45am in rm 26. Good News Club @ 3:40pm. 2nd & 5th Grade Holiday Concert @ Riverbend @ 6:00pm.
Wednesday: Leadership Environment Action Tm Mtg. @ 8:50am. School Wide Winter Celebration 9:15am. Leadership Events Action Tm Mtg. @ 3:40pm. MVR3 Board Mtg @ 6:00pm.
Thursday: Early Dismissal @ 1:10pm. LIM Rally @ 9:00am. TGC Caroling @ 9:00am.
Friday: WINTER BREAK. NO SCHOOL!
January 2nd PD Focus:
- Grade Level Meetings
Make sure you bring your Chrome Book charged for the meetings. Show your Indian pride and wear your purple and white to the meetings.
Curriculum, Instruction, & Assessment
How to Keep Kids Engaged in Class
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
- Start Class with a Mind Warm-Up
- Use Movement to Get Kids Focused
Teach Students How to Collaborate Before Expecting Success
Use Quickwrites When You Want Quiet Time and Student Reflection
Run a Tight Ship When Giving Instructions
Use a Fairness Cup to Keep Students Thinking
Use Signaling to Allow Everyone to Answer Your Question
Use Minimal-Supervision Tasks to Squeeze Dead Time out of Regular Routines
Mix up Your Teaching Styles
Create Teamwork Tactics That Emphasize Accountability
Get the full story by clicking on the link. https://www.edutopia.org/classroom-student-participation-tips
Second quarter report cards will be sent home Thursday, January 10th. Students with less than 90% attendance and/or students that have recieved a Minor or an ODR should have a comment on their report card to reinforce improvement in the specific area for third quarter.
Attendance in November
LIM Weekly: Leadership & Quality Tools
Engagement and Empowerment:
Engagement and empowerment essentially are connected but not the same.
Verbs that describe engagement:
Verbs that are connected to “empowerment”:
That being said, engagement is crucial to empowerment in our learning.
You will be better at speaking if you are good at listening. Your writing will probably benefit from reading the work of others. But, then I started thinking about how we can easily fall into the trap that one of the columns embodies engagement while the other embodies empowerment.
For example, if I have the opportunity to read and explore articles or books that interest me, that embodies empowerment. While if I have to write something that I have no interest in writing about, that may lack both engagement and empowerment.
So ultimately, I have come to this conclusion. Empowerment is about ownership and agency. If I have voice and choice in my learning, empowerment is more likely to exist, than if I don’t.