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January 11, 2016

“The greatest sign of success for a teacher... is to be able to say, 'The children are now working as if I did not exist.'" ~Maria Montessori

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Professional Learning - 7:20-8:20 - Admin Training Rooms


  • 5th Grade Math Professional Learning:1/14/16. We are looking forward to our PL via Google Hangout.
  • Common Formative Assessments-Using the data from CFAs during Collaborative Learning Time is helpful in knowing how students are mastering TEKS that curriculum is targeting. Please see me if you would like to see examples of CFAs. These can be short to check understanding quickly but should have process skills embedded for us to check how students are progressing.
  • Reminder-best practice for students being successful on state assessments is for them to have practice with the process standards. Using the STAAR prompts is a good way to encourage students to use deeper thinking. Practicing longer STAAR-like assessments hasn't proven to be as effective.