September 22, 2014
Weekly Happenings - 1st Six Weeks: Week 5
Monday, Sept. 22
- Lesson Plans Due - 8:30 a.m.
- Admin Meeting - 8:00 a.m.
- CILT Meeting - 3:45 p.m.
- ALL IN LEARNING Training @ 3:50 in Library
- Football vs. Marsh @ Franklin Field - 6:00/7:30 p.m.
- Volleyball vs. Marsh @ Medrano - 6:00/7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 23
- PLC - 7:50 in Library
- Gutierrez - Meeting p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 24
- New Teacher Academy - 3:50 -4:20 in Library
Thursday, Sept. 25
- Elective Lesson plans draft due to Evaluator by 3:00 p.m.
- SBDM Meeting - 3:45 in front conference room
Friday, Sept 26
- Faculty Jeans Day w/ Spirit Shirt
- Sigurdson - Data meeting a.m.
- Admin Meeting - 2:00 p.m.
Congrats Mrs. Vargas on your new position. You will be truly missed. Thank you for everything that you have contributed to the success of Medrano! I'm sure I am speaking for everyone in saying, we are honored to have had the opportunity to work with you. Division 3 is very lucky and will be gaining a wonderful lady!
THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
C. Rodriguez - 26
Jones - Oct. 2
Faber - Oct. 5
Gross - Oct. 6
Funke - Oct. 15
Cervantes - Oct. 15
Moton - Oct. 27
Lewis - Oct. 30
COACHES CORNER w/ Ms. Manning
I think it boils down to one common theme: making students feel the learning process. Great teachers guide students to connect emotionally with their learning journeys. Most importantly, teachers should foster a growth mindset within their classroom.
The growth mindset, as detailed in Carol Dweck’s work, emphasizes that intelligence can grow over time—meaning that learners can always improve. Research has shown that when students are encouraged for their efforts (“Wow, you really worked hard for that!”), they tend to put forth the effort it takes to rise to a challenge. In contrast, when students are praised for their intelligence (“You are so smart!”), they often believe their intelligence is something they cannot nurture—and that they either have what it takes or they don't.
When teachers nurture a growth mindset, students focus on the effort they put into a task rather than falling back on preconceived beliefs about their intelligence or skills. Learning happens when students push through their comfort zone. Classroom should become learning environments where students naturally apply effort and persistence to achieve.
From Education Week
Creating the Context for Growth Mindsets in the Classroom
By Elizabeth Stein
Click on the title above to access the article.
Oct. 1 - SLOs due
Oct. 3 - End of 1st Six Weeks
Oct.7 - Verify Gradebook
Oct. 13 - Parent Conferences
Oct. 13 - Issue Report Cards