Hampton Bays Middle School

Monday Memo #6

Dear T.E.A.M.


Congratulations on our first full five-day week together! It was a blast spending time with our students this week, Thank you for welcoming Anthony and I into your classrooms this week. We saw so many great things and have had some thought-provoking discussions with both students and staff as well.


So, this is a "Monday Memo", however, in anticipation of a busy and stormy weekend, I wanted to reach out before leaving my desk. Tomorrow, I will be heading to Jericho Middle School, to participate in Edcamp Long Island. This is the second year of this event, and this year, over 500 people from all walks of education life will join together for a day of professional learning, celebration of best practices, and fun. As a member of the planning team for the last two years, I can assure you of one thing: Attending this event will change how you see teaching and learning.


I know some of you have registered to participate in this FREE event, but I figured since San Gennaro is postponed due to rain, I'd reach out to share the link. There are still roughly 70 spots available, and I can guarantee, the experience is worth the time and the trip.


Here is the link where you can learn more about the event:


http://edcampli.weebly.com/ .


And here is the direct link - registration is quick, easy, and the event is completely FREE:


http://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamp-long-island-2nd-annual-oct-3-2015-tickets-16268821483 .


If we do not see one another, enjoy a restful weekend, and I hope you enjoy the resources from this week.



As always, thanks for your hard work and your dedication to our students and middle school program.


Dennis

5 ARTICLES TO PUSH OUR THINKING

4 BLOGS FOR REFLECTION

3 IMAGES TO DISCUSS WITH KIDS

2 HIGHLY EFFECTIVE INSTRUCTIONAL TOOLS

1 "MUST WATCH" VIDEO CLIP

HBMS Photos of the Week!

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Let's keep sharing and celebrating the great things happening in our classrooms and school.

Remember...We are LEARNERS first.