What's Happening

Week of November 26, 2018


Monday, November 26

9:00-2:30 SDI work in the Conference Room

10:00 Conditions for Learning Survey-Olson

1:45 Conditions for Learning Survey-Verzal

2:50 PLCs and PD

Tuesday, November 27

8:00 Preschool Team Meeting

9:15 Level 1 Hearing

9:30 CT Meeting

10:00 Meet with Lunch staff

10:30 Level 1 Hearing

10:45 Level 1 Hearing

11:00 Level 1 Hearing

11:30 Conditions for Learning Survey-Feenstra

12:30 Conditions for Learning Survey-Boettger

1:00 Teacher meeting

3:00 Level 1 Hearing

3:15 Level 1 Hearing

3:40 10 minute Stand Up Meeting--BLT

Wednesday, November 28

**I am teaching Balanced Leadership all day

8:00 CARE Team

Thursday, November 29

**I am at the AEA for SDI training all day

Friday, November 30

**I am at the AEA for SDI training all day

10:30 Conditions for Learning Survey--Rose

12:30 Conditions for Learning Survey--Schemmel

2:45 Conditions for Learning Survey--Staab

Behavior/Engagement-Dr. Terry Scott

Here are some brief insights from the session I went to on Friday. These are good things for us to reflect on.

1. There is no cookbook for behavior. There are high probability strategies that we know will yield better results.

2. Set them up and give them credit for it. Instead of determining that you have to watch "x" kid like a hawk to "nip something in the bud"; what can we do to set up the environment to make them successful? Then, when they are successful give the student credit for it.

3. Can we as an adult create a probability to say "good for you" rather than "bad for you"?

4. Students who are engaged are less likely to demonstrate problem behavior. We have 3 choices: as teachers we can be super entertaining ALL the time; we can teach only content that is interesting to students; OR we can GO GET THEM.

* What can we do to hook the students into the content?

* How are we providing our students multiple opportunities to respond?

*verbal response, thumbs up/thumbs down, fist to five, put your hand

on your head if you agree, using white boards, etc

5. Using correction provides a better probability that students will stop a misbehavior rather than just saying "Knock it off"

* Try utilizing a question. "What is the definition of responsible? Is what you

are doing responsible?"

* Teach the skill versus telling them about it

Think about a snowball sitting on top of a hill that goes both forward and backwards. We want the snowball to roll DOWN the front hill. They will gain momentum and the skills/independence will grow just like a snowball will if it is rolling. However, if the snowball rolls backwards down the hill, data suggests that it will take 14 to 1 positive experiences to get that snowball back up to the top. Kids likely won't be able to do that on their own or sustain the amount of work it will take to get it there.

More to come.................


December 4th 5:30 PTO meeting

December 6th 3:45 Kindness Club

December 7th Riverside Christmas Gathering

December 11th 5:00-7:00 PTO Sponsored Holiday Crafts and Story Time (more info to come)

December 13th 9:00-9:45 WHS Madrigal Singers (more info to come)

December 14th Dr. Buryanek and Dr. Burnight meet with the BLT