Teach Like a Pirate
J.R. Irvin Elementary Weekly Staff Newsletter - vol 19
TLAP Quote of the Week
P is for Pirate
S IS FOR SNOWBALL
If you want to build a huge snowball, you can't pick up all the snow at once; it would just fall apart. You start small, pack it tight, and roll it slowly downhill. Snow sticks, and the snowball gains momentum as it grows.
You can't change a school's culture all at once, either. Change isn't something you just announce from the podium. Start small, build your crew, and above all.....
Burgess, D. & S. Teach Like a Pirate. (2014). Dave Burgess Consulting. CA: San Diego.
Great job 2nd grade on CBA results!
88% of 2nd grade students made progress from the 1st to the 2nd CBA.
68% jumped 1 or more thresholds
39% jumped 2 or more thresholds
11% jumped 3 or more thresholds
2% jumped 4 thresholds
Great job on 5th grade CBA results!
82% made progress
64% jumped 1 or more thresholds
29% jumped 2 or more thresholds
9% jumped 3 or more thresholds
5% jumped 4 thresholds
Please remember to email your grade level meeting notes to Shannon and Stacee.
- 2/2 Parent Coffee with Dr. Ledbetter
- 2/2 4th Grade Reading CBA#2
- 2/2 Design Team 3:15pm
- 2/3 Meet with Instructional Coaches
- 2/3 TELPAS Training
- 2/4 5th Grade Reading CBA#2
- 2/4 Lead teacher meeting 3:15
- 2/5 3rd Grade Reading CBA#2
- 2/9 Staff Meeting 3:15pm
- 2/10 Grade Level Meetings
- 2/12 Valentine's Parties
February Teacher Birthdays
February 4th - Terry Moore
February 19th - Lauren Williams
February 28th - Adriane Wuerch
The board developed a new vision statement and then the strategic 30 last Thursday and Friday developed a new mission along with belief statements. The next step is action committees that will develop plans under specific objectives.