Monday Morning Motivation
September 28, 2015
Is Your Classroom Purposeful?
I have talked extensively about the importance of being intentional with our walk, our talk, our planning and our assessments. As we enter the 7th week of school, I challenge you to think about where you are in regard to establishing a purposeful classroom.
- understand the developmental needs of your students and appreciate the importance of planning authentic, engaging lessons that support student learning at the appropriate level
- engage in the timely use of student data to identify students at risk of not achieving OR at risk of being under challenged?
- provide structured, explicit and sequenced lessons in one-to-one and/or small group settings so that students have planned, regular opportunities to work on identified, specific goals over time?
- engage students in developing appropriate, authentic and purposeful assessment procedures including ongoing opportunities for student reflection and self/peer assessment?
- use a range of assessment tools that identify students' learning needs with specific implications for practical, pedagogical interventions and locate students' achievement progress over time on developmental measurement scales?
- vary summative assessments based on when students are at a point in their learning where an assessment is needed as opposed to a specific day of the week?
Being purposeful in all that we do is key to turning around low achieving students. If you assign a worksheet, there should be a solid purpose for the work..... is it to practice or assess a skill (only when needed, not to fill time), push thinking forward or cause students to grapple with content. Think about the following worksheets....would these be an effective use of valuable time?
Watch D.O.G.s Pizza Kick-off
Parent-Teacher Conferences Are Quickly Approaching
An email will be sent regarding when to cut off grades.
CES Vision Proclamation
The new CES vision proclamation has been adopted. The Leadership Team will begin working on the mission statement very soon. Thank you for your hard work in this process!
Carlisle Elementary School is committed to building strong relationships with our students, parents, and other stakeholders, as well as providing a safe learning environment where all students can reach their highest potential and become lifelong learners and productive citizens.
The CES rtI Process
Susan Barton on a Friday Night!
Dates to Remember
- Author visit for 5th and 6th grade @ 1:30 pm
- WATCH Dog Kick-off
- K, 1, 2 Teams meet during planning times
- 3, 4, ,5 ,6 Teams meet during planning times
- #connectedteachers chat 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
- Student Council speeches in the cafeteria 8:30 am (Students in grades 3-6 are invited)
- Parent/Teacher Conferences 2:30-7:30
- Reception for Grandparents 1:30-2:30 in the cafeteria
- Good Behavior Incentive - Pep Assembly at High School 1:45 pm