Wildcat Weekly 11.14.22
Reflections on Teaching: ENVOY Michael Grinder
Gems 6 and 7 are designed to be used together. When we notice a student OFF task, the first question we train ourselves to ask is, “Can the student do the work?” If the answer is “NO,” then the student needs a teacher – not a manager. The second question is, “How’s the student’s relationship with me today?” Successful learning is when the student can do the work and successful management is when there is a working relationship. The weaker the relationship and the more inappropriate the behavior, the more likely we are facing a discipline situation. ENVoY addresses management, not discipline. ENVoY techniques are most effective when there is a working relationship with the student. The following guidelines apply when the answer is, “YES, the student can do the work,” and “YES, there is a relationship.”
1. Approaches from the front
2. Has eyes on student’s face
3. Isn’t breathing
4. Is close to the student
5. Uses more verbal redirect
1. Approaches from the side
2. Has eyes on student’s work Is breathing
3. Is farther from the student.
4. Uses non-verbal redirect. If the teacher says something, it is brief and quiet.
The Influence technique is designed to break the “negative reinforcement syndrome.” The instructor using Influence is focusing on the work; he is separating the student as a person from the student’s behavior.
How does your relationship with a student influence how you approach them when they are off task? How might your approach influence your effectiveness in getting a student back on task? How do you utilize what you know about a student to maximize your effectiveness with him/her?
C Week (for AM+ Specialist Rotation)
Monday, November 14
Tuesday, November 15
MGP Leadership Team Meeting 8:05 in Room 199b
Wednesday, November 16
1-HR Late Start for PLCs
Thursday, November 17
K-12 Meeting at Lewisville 7:30-9:30
Friday, November 18
Wear Wildcat Gear/Colors!
PBIS Tier 2 Behavior Meeting 8:15
Wildcat Shout Outs 3:25 PM on Zoom
Monday, November 21
Fine Dining Winner Announced (grades 3 & 4)
Tuesday, November 22
MGP Staff Meeting: Fall Learning Cadres 8:05 in various locations
November 23-25: No School, Thanksgiving Break
November 29: MGP Leadership Team Meeting @ 8:05
December 6: MGP Staff Meeting
December 8: PBIS Team Meeting
December 13: MGP Staff Meeting, Learning Cadres (Winter session)
December 19-January 2: Winter Break
January 12: CoGat Testing for Grade 2
January 16: MLK Jr. Day, No School
Birthdays this Month
Sara Gillihan November 28
MGP Staff Birthdays: PLEASE complete!
Resources for YOU
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