Gonzalez Premier Express
Racing to Premier
- positive interactions
- consistently presenting the content correctly in a logical and coherent fashion aligned to the learning objective
- use of multiple strategies and academic language to emphasize key concepts
Let's continue to engage our students with relevant content and in relevant ways. As I read the Marshall Memo, there is a piece that reminded me of our focus on engagement and how this practice is more and more prevalent in our school. In the 1993 College Teaching article, Leaving Behind Ineffective Lecture-Style Teaching, Allison King states that the key with all cooperative learning strategies is careful orchestration of curriculum content by the instructor, group goals, and individual student accountability – that is, each student must take an assessment on his or her own at the end.
“Engaging our students in such active learning experiences helps them to think for themselves,” King concludes, “– to move away from the reproduction of knowledge toward the production of knowledge – and helps them become critical thinkers and creative problem solvers so that they can deal effectively with the challenges of the twenty-first century.”
- Senators for your support and dedication to our profession. We can only get better through collaboration and feedback.
- All teachers and support staff who conduct morning duty so that our students are safe while building positive relationship with each one of them.
- Kindergarten and Ms. Camarillo for conducting BOY parent meetings. Creating partnership with parents supports building the whole child.
- Ms. Yarbrough, Mrs. Trevino, Ms. Rojas, Ms. Ibarra, and Ms. Cooray for representing our school in the best way possible during our visit with Mr. Lusk.
- Ms. Tyler for supporting the Special Education department to have 100% compliance with ARDs.
- Coach Crawford, Ms. Buchanan, and Mr. Evangelister for their commitment to our scholars as they began their enrichment activities.
- Ms. Cooray for thinking outside of the box.... See picture below. Students in Ms. Cooray's science classes describe their learning for the week the "Google Way"
SPIRALING - Link shared by Mrs. Pier... Great information!!!
- IStation ISIP BOY window continues through September 11(K-2). Remember, it is a best practice to have the teacher be present during this time so that students take this assessment more serious.
- Reasoning Minds Implementation begins - Marshall
- 1:30 - 1:55 - 1st - 3rd grade Boy Scout rally in the auditorium
- 2:00 - 2:25 - 4th - 5th grade Boy Scout rally in the auditorium
- 3:45 - K-2 Reading Teachers Biweekly PD (select one) @ Burleson
September 9 -
- Weekly PLC Meetings - Data and Common Assessments
- 3:30 Boy Scout Sign Up
- 3:45 - K-2 Reading Teachers Biweekly PD (select one) @ Cuellar
September 10 -
- 2:00 After School Meal Program meeting - Mena
- 3:30 - 5:-00 Lync Communications System Training
September 11 -
- ARD Calendar Due - Tyler
- Campus Emergency Operations Plan Due - Mena/Salazar
Deadlines/Events Coming Up
- Tutoring begins
- Teacher Action Plan due
September 18 -
- SLO Due on SchoolNet for feedback
September 22 -
- PTA at 6:00 p.m.
September 24 -
- Reading Cadre 3-5 at Buckner
September 27 -
- SLO Due - TEI Timeline
Understanding the new TEI salary structure
We know that many of our teachers have questions surrounding the upcoming changes that the new salary structure will bring. Below you will find links to three resources that will provide teachers with answers regarding their salary. As a reminder, since teachers are now evaluated under TEI, increases in compensation will come only through TEI’s strategic compensation model. Teachers evaluated under TEI are not eligible for the 3 percent increase passed by the Board.
As we continue our SPOT observations, please be very consistent in the effective implementation of various practices discussed during our TEI orientation and PLCs. With regards to the learning objective, the proficient rating states:
Focuses students at the beginning and throughout the lesson, by clearly stating
and explaining to students
- What they are learning
- Why it is important
- What mastery looks like
- How to connect it to prior knowledge and their own lives
Continue to make it a routine to verbally share and review the importance of the LO
and DOL throughout the lesson. If these components are effectively aligned, taught and all students can demonstrate what has been learned and voice their importance, then it will be reflected in your score on Domain 2.1.
New SENATOR Leaders
- Mr. Ronald Pradel - Special Education Behavior Unit (Hall of Justice)
- Ms. Erika Amaya - Bilingual Teacher Assistant
Take some time to greet, welcome, and get to know them.
Wishing the best for the years to come....
Ms. Stelle - September 12th
Ms. Rojas - September 13th