JCHS Instructional News
News & Celebrations- James Clemens High School Faculty
Issue #15 / March 2, 2014
So far, it is super easy! If you want to create a newsletter, presentation, flyer, etc. for your class or team, I'd be glad to show you how it works. You could be an expert in 15 minutes or less!
Have a great week!
Flight School Highlights
Pilots Learning from Each Other: Internal Learning Walks
A teaser of the reflections shared are shown in the pics below.. Enjoy!
I didn't see many of these as they were private messages, but have asked permission to share one favorite below from Mr. Bardell to Mrs. Turner.... GOOD STUFF!
(FYI- Both Mr. Bardell and Mrs. Simons are poets and have some "Good Morning" Haikus available as well if you're interested in reading more!)
AROUND JC THIS WEEK....
Mr. Cain's Class Reading...
Lord of the Flies
Mr. Combs's Class Knocking Out Novels in The Landing
Go by 1st Block on Fridays--prepare to be impressed!
DMS, BJHS, and JCHS IPs Learn @ JC
The kids in Mrs. L's class convinced us to move to Kansas!
Instructional Strategies & Sharing
Formative Assessment Idea (Read On To Win A Prize!)
For groups, the simple way to use the color concept is by placing CUPS of different colors with each cooperative or collaborative group. Mrs. Breeden used the following key for her groups:
- Green=Good, do not need help.
- Yellow= Need Clarification
- Red= Lost, can't move forward
- Blue= We are finished with this assignment
Now for the PRIZE for those who read this... I have two sets of cups in my room. Email or come by to see me if you'd like a set! First come, first served.
JCHS PRIDE- Students & Teachers Sharing What Makes Us #proudtobeajet
This Week's In-Flight Movie- Shared by Coach Harvard!
Dr. Knight shares this resource for evaluating videos that might be chosen as Thinking Prompts: http://www.corwin.com/highimpactinstruction/chapters/Attributes_of_Effective_Thinking.pdf
If you're interested in viewing more examples of "Thinking Prompt" type videos, Mrs. B and I have a collection we started after seeing Dr. Knight last year on a Pinterest Board here: http://www.pinterest.com/alysoncarpenter/videos-thinking-prompts/ WARNING: We often pin first and watch later-- so pinned videos don't always signify endorsements. :)
If you love to PIN and also collect these types of prompts, let me know -- I will add you as a contributor to this board!
Thanks Again, Coach Harvard!! :)
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK, JETS!
Alyson Carpenter, Instructional Partner
Madison City Schools
Go JETS! ✈️
Items are often pinned for later viewing. Pinned items are not necessarily endorsed.