MARIA MORENO MUSTANGS - 08/31/2015

KNOWING YOUR CHILDREN = SUCCESS!

Moreno Vision

Scholars at Maria Moreno will read to learn in order to be self-driven life-long learners achieving their maximum potential in a collaborative environment.

THANK YOU TEAM! One Week Down - We could not have asked for a smoother first week of school! Thanks to everyone, students were in class day one ready to work and learn. Your dedication to our students did not go unnoticed. Continue to challenge them, push their thinking, and help them to express their learning and ideas in new ways!

SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL

LESSON PLANNING by Regie Routman

Teaching Essentials by Regie Routman (Heinemann: Portsmouth, NH); © 2008
page 1 - Looking at Your Teaching
E X C E R P T, p . 118
TEACHING ESSENTIALS LOOKING AT YOUR TEACHING

Planning Ahead:
-What is the purpose of your lesson and what are the goals?
-How relevant are they to students’ needs and interests as well
as to “best” literacy practices?
-How will you ensure students know and understand the lesson
purpose and goals?
-What stage of the Optimal Learning Model are you in and why?
(How much demonstrating and support do students need?)
-What do you want students to be able to do?
-What resources and teaching methods will you use?
-How will you accommodate,support, and differentiate instruction for
struggling learners, English language learners, and gifted students?
-How will you know students have succeeded?

Teaching and Learning:
-Is the teaching “responsive teaching” or “telling teaching”?
-Who is doing most of the work?
-What opportunities do students have to talk and interact?
-How does the pacing of your lesson impact student engagement?
-How is assessment embedded into the lesson?
-How is instruction adjusted according to students’ responses?
-How are you providing time for guided and independent practice?
-How are students’ efforts and achievements celebrated?

Evaluating:
-What went well? (Name all you did that contributes to students’
success.)
-Is there anything you think you might have done differently?
-How independent are the students in problem solving,
finding and using resources, self-monitoring, self-evaluation?
-What have students learned? What is your evidence?
-How can you provide additional support for students who need
it most?
-How are students evaluating their own learning and setting new
goals?
-Are students doing their best work or are they satisfied to do
mediocre work?
-What are your next steps and why?

http://www.regieroutman.com/teachingessentials/samples/Looking%20at%20Your%20Teaching%20Chart.pdf

Trends in Our Practices

As Ms. Henderson and I, along with the Instructional Coaches, worked with you in your classrooms and during your PLCs last week, the trend that was emerging was a disconnect in lesson planning. We would like to provide support beginning this week during your PLCs, and daily planning periods to plan cohesive, purposeful lesson plans that will challenge the students. It is is imperative that our instruction, activities, and planned questions meet the demands of the standards correctly. I look forward to working with everyone this week.

WEEK AT A GLANCE

Monday - August 31, 2015

*SUBMIT ATTENDANCE

*Last Day to Enroll in Dallas ISD Benefits

*4C/4D/5C/5D - PLC 9:00 - 10:15

*Staff Meeting in Library @ 3:15 - 4:45 pm - Mandatory Activity Fund Training & Effective/Purposeful Lesson Planning


Tuesday - September 1,2015

*SUBMIT ATTENDANCE

*4A/4B/5A/5B - PLC 9:45 - 11:00

*Mrs. Brooks & Mrs. Esquivel meeting with MLEP Campus Support 10:30 am


Wednesday - September 2, 2015

*SUBMIT ATTENDANCE

*KA/KB/KC/KD/KE - PLC 10:00 - 11:15

*1A/1B/1C/1D/1E - PLC 12:45 - 2:00

*Mrs. Jette - Training office campus 2 pm


Thursday - September 3, 2015

*SUBMIT ATTENDANCE

*Mrs. Taylor to training 8:30-11:30 am

*3A/3B/3C/3D - PLC 10:45 - 12:00

*2A/2B/2C/2D - PLC 12:30 - 1:45

*New Teacher Support Meeting in Library @ 3:15 pm

*Mrs. Brooks to LPAC Training 4:30-6:30 pm


Friday - September 4, 2015

*SUBMIT ATTENDANCE

*Staff Spirit Wear


On-The-Horizon


*Sept 7 - Labor Day Student/Staff Holiday

Sept 23 - New Safety Coordinator Training (8am @ Maria Luna)

Sept 24 - Existing Safety Coordinator Training (8am @ Maria Luna)

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