InDeS Update

Volume 1, Issue 2, September 2016

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Trending (Requests from teachers this month)

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You should normally start your lessons with show and tell. Put simply,telling involves sharing information or knowledge with your students while showing involves modeling how to do something. Once you are clear about what you want your students to know and be able to do by the end of the lesson, you need to tell them what they need to know and show them how to do the tasks you want them to be able to do. You don’t want to spend your entire lesson having the kids listening to you, so focus your show and tell on what matters most. To do this, have another look at your lesson goal. Feel free to contact your InDeS for classroom feedback and support on show and tell.

Warrior Shout OUT!

There have been some amazing things happening at Sevier this month. Sevier was selected to host a visit from the Gates Foundation on September 7th, numerous teachers have opened their classroom doors to new teachers for observations and reflections, hosted grade level collaboratives with RNR, had productive PLC meetings across content, grade level and school; let's not forget the engaging classroom environments where learning that is meaningful and fun is happening daily.

Innovative Educator Tools

Updated Blueprints

Check out the updated TDOE Assessment Blueprints.

EdTech Tip: Kami

Check out this great, free annotating tool in a 2 minute EdTech Tip provided by a DB InDeS.

Confidentiality

Please remember that any work you do with the InDeS is completely non-evaluative. Also, know that while we may share with administrators the names of the teachers we are working with and the topics/tasks teachers request, we keep details including our notes and observations private. For us to best support you we know we must earn your trust; maintaining confidentiality is essential.

Opportunity

Do you have one hour per month to help students in your community transition from high school to college? tnAchieves, local partnering organization to Gov. Haslam’s TN Promise, needs 9,000 mentors to work with high school students from the Class of 2017. Mentors remind students of important deadlines, serve as a trusted college resource and, most importantly, encourage students to reach their full potential. The time commitment is small, but the impact can be life changing for a first generation college student trying to navigate the college going process. Learn more or register at https://tnachieves.org/mentors/requirements/

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