The Bear Necessities

November 17, 2015 PAT Edition

Productivity

"The true measure of productivity is the quality of your thinking each and every day," says Caroline Arnold, author of Small Move, Big Change. And sleep is the best productivity enhancer. Your brain works unconsciously during the night and can help you solve problems during the day, but not if you don’t get enough sleep. The next time you choose to stay awake trolling social media, watching TV, and returning emails, you are debiting against your leisure time on the weekend. --Taken directly from EXPERTS SHARE THE BEST AND WORST PRODUCTIVITY ADVICE

FROM REPHRASING HOW YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR PRIORITIES: TO GETTING REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR TO-DO LIST, HERE IS WHAT YOU SHOULD FOCUS ON.

BY CARSON TATE


Happiness and Attitudes are a choice! What do you choose?


PAT Conference Update:

We kicked off our Conference with the announcement that it was the biggest conference attendance to date and they welcomed Austria, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Macedonia. To say that the crowd was diverse would be an understatement. How powerful to know that no matter the language or culture, we all believe in the role parents play in their child's development.


I learned many things while in Dallas!! I have many notes, that I hope to share slowly with you through the next few weeks/months.


One of my favorite resources that I learned about was The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. This campaign really speaks to the importance of programs like PAT. I highly encourage you to visit their website, I've placed a link below.

Consider attending PAT Conference 2016

PAT Conference 2016

Monday, Oct. 17th 2016 at 8am

St Louis, MO, United States

Saint Louis, MO

Consider it

TEAM PAT PLC

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IPODs

The EC side of the building had IPOD's for each classroom. We no longer use them, please let me know if you would be interested in using these on a visit. There are no speakers for these IPOD's. They would need to be brought to school for inventory each year. I've seen some of you use the PAT IPOD's on visits with great success....let me know soon!

Reminders

Would you remind them about the ability to partner with Care Team for students who attend GB


Would you also put in a short blurb about the "peer" section of the class list. IF the name is in italics - it means we have started the process but the child is not enrolled yet.

Family Goals

Each Affiliate family must have a current goal set in VTW under Guardian Tab, select Guardian and on left side is goals/plans. This is were the goal should be recorded.


This goal should be set by the family and can focus on anything they feel is a priority. It could be child focused, parent focused, or family focused goal. It could be a long term or a short term goal. If/when a goal is met, celebrate with that family and help them in setting their next goal.


Some families will have many goals, ask them to pick one. Others will struggle to ifnd a goal. If a family struggles to set a goal, this may be the first experience they have with setting goals for themselves. Examples of goals: "Get GED", "have a good bedtime routine".


Want more information: Look at PATNC website, webportal, search goal setting, there is a Parent Educator Resource that is excellent (It looks to be in the Foundational Curriculum on page 91 and beyond.