Friday Focus-Admin Style
Quote for the Week
Looking Forward-Things You Need to Know
11/12-Skyline Walkthrough (Team 1)
11/12- ELD Job Alike
11/13- Dream Box Professional Development 8:00-12:00 Grades 3-6; 12:00-3:00 Grades K-2; 3:30-4:30 Administrators-Board Room (Bring your LapTop)
11/13- Solana Santa Fe Walkthrough (Team 2)
11/14- Solana Pacific Walkthrough (Team 3)
EduAwesome Drops in Our Bucket...
*Hooray to Lisa Platt and the SV Staff! Administrative Team #2 had an AWESOME Walkthrough on Thursday! Again, strong evidence of Common Core alignment and teachers "shifting" their instruction! But, the BIG AHA for the day was the "New and Improved" Push-In model of Intervention-and the deliberate Professional Development being given to the Instructional Aides-WOW! I can't wait to have Susanna Baum share the planning, the implementation process and the overall model of instruction with the other ELD teachers next week!
*A big Thank You to Terry Decker, Monica and Melani for "holding down the fort" while I was on my vacation! What a wonderful and relaxing time!
*Fun, Fun, Fun for Stephan and Elisa who headed up to 6th Grade Camp-Rumor has it, they didn't want to come back!
Blogs, Tweets and Pins-Our Very Own PLN
- Characteristics of a 21st Century Classroom
- Improve you PLN-Must Know Twitter Hashtags for Administrators
- Another great person to follow on twitter is Justin Baeder @eduleadership
- A Pinterest Board just on..."Using Pinterest in Education"
- Timely Articles/links to send out to teachers:
If students are "off task," the problem may be with the task, not with the kids...What really keeps students engaged?
Final Thoughts to Ponder...
hmmm...thinking that the same could be said for teachers and administrators...just pondering...