Cowboy Coaching Corner

Learning Together - April 2016

Spring PLC Schedule

April 7

April 14 - Cowboy Tech

April 21

April 28

May 19

Please consider what you would like to work on during PLC and be sure to update your agenda. If your team needs some ideas, don't hesitate to talk with me.

Training Camp - Trait #3

The Best are always striving to get better."

"You are either getting better or worse but never staying the same. If you are not getting better, then it means you are getting worse. that's why the best are always pushing themselves out their comfort zone as they strive to get better." p. 43

It's so easy to become complacent, to think that this is "good enough". In order to improve, we have to step out and try something new or different.

What have you done lately that has pushed you out of your comfort zone? Comment with your response below, or just send me an email and let's celebrate what you have done to stretch! All responders will receive a special treat to celebrate! ;)

Love All Of It - Jon Gordon

Love the struggle because it makes you appreciate your accomplishments.

Love challenges because they make you stronger.

Love competition because it makes you better

Love negative people because they make you more positive.

Love those who have hurt you because they teach you forgiveness.

Love fear because it makes you courageous.

The secret to life and the greatest success strategy of all is to love all of it and fear none of it.


Download a Copy of the Love All of It Poster

Professional Learning Opportunities

Spring is on the horizon and believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about PLPs and our plans for next year. As you are considering the direction that you want to grow next year, please look below for information about upcoming professional learning. I will continue to add links as I receive them.

Humanities Headlines - includes dates for the May Curriculum Sneak Peeks, as well as the Summer Institutes and Reading/Writing Workshop Boot Camp. If you have any questions, please let me know! I'm happy to help you find just the right learning for you! Click on the button below to go straight to the Humanities Headlines Smore!

Schlechty Design Camp - June 27th and 28th at the PDEC. Please let me know ASAP if you are interested in this 2-day workshop. It looks great! DEADLINE: FRIDAY APRIL 8th! See the flyer below.

Math Message - April Smore Link with information about the upcoming Math Book Study. April Math Message Link to the book study is below as well.

Humanities Headlines

Link to Dr. Newell's Smore with information about May Sneak Peeks and Summer Learning.

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25 Book Challenge - SMORE

Don't forget about the 25 Book Challenge! The final deadline is May 21, 2016. Click on the link above to get to the 25 Book Challenge-SMORE with all the details and links to submit students' names. Don't forget to submit your own name, too!

GCISD 1:1 Website

Links to all things digital!

Curriculum Website

Click to go to the GCISD Curriculum Website (Math, Science, Social Studies, and links to CIEs)

Personalized Learning Website

Click to go to the GCISD Personalized Learning Website