Team Green It's Friday, October 14, 2016
October: Begin with the End in Mind
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Habit 2 - Begin with the End in Mind
It's about connecting again with your own uniqueness and then defining the personal, moral, and ethical guidelines within which you can most happily express and fulfill yourself. Begin with the End in Mind means to begin each day, task, or project with a clear vision of your desired direction and destination, and then continue by flexing your proactive muscles to make things happen.
Do you know someone with this attitude? "I plan ahead and set goals. I do things that have meaning and make a difference"? If so, nominate them for “It's on Me” by sending an email to Jason DeMassimo. Please give a brief explanation of why this person is deserving of this award!
Congratulations BLT Members!
"Beginning with the End in Mind" is all about! While we haven't yet figured out a "proper" thank you....you've all been working so hard on your building academic rubrics that we thought we would use the opportunity in the TGIF to tell you! Our students will truly benefit from your hard work!
Rewarding Student Inventors -CHECK THIS OUT!
Maximum awards: $10,000 savings bond for each team member
Eligibility: K-12 students
Deadline: Feb. 6
Please Join Us for An Unforgettable
and Powerful Performance of…
ECHOES from the GAP
An EdTrust Presentation for ALL Educators
about ALL Students
- Puts front and center the stories of the young people behind the numbers we look at in our districts, buildings and classrooms.
- Hear the stories in their own words of those whose lives are deeply affected by — even determined by — their educational experiences.
- Integrates student voices with existing national data, drawing connections to key issues educators and advocates grapple with as they work to improve schools.
TWO PRESENTATIONS ARE BEING PROVIDED (Doors open at 4 PM; No registration required):
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Wooster High School PAC Auditorium
515 Oldman Road, Wooster, OH 44691
Thursday, November 3rd, 2016
4:30 – 5:45 PM
Oakwood Middle School Auditorium
2300 Schneider Street NE, Canton, OH 44721
About Presenter Brooke Haycock
A former high school dropout from an urban public school system, playwright-researcher Brooke Haycock has been with The Education Trust, Washington, DC, for more than a decade. Her issue-focused docudramas, based entirely on interviews with students and educators, transform research into performance, exposing the stories behind the data and driving straight to the heart of debate around equity in schools. Brooke is the author of Ed Trust’s Echoes From the Gap series, and her other off-stage writing —focused on student stories and message communication in schools — has appeared in Phi Delta Kappan and is regularly featured in Ed Trust’s blog, The Equity Line. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of California–Santa Barbara and Master’s from Johns Hopkins University.
This presentation is being provided by the Straight A ALL IN Grant,
partnered by State Support Team 9, Stark and Tri-county ESCs and Stark Education Partnership.
If questions, please contact Peg Deibel, ALL IN Grant Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Note About Early Release Time
Per the GLEA contract Article 21 A.3. ..."teacher work time shall include two (2) hours per month of individually directed work time". Please note that this language was agreed upon to be a benefit to teachers to give you time to work on whatever is needed to help you be a better educator and manage your responsibilities. This time could be spent individually in your classroom, meeting as a team, having time with an administrator or other educational expert, watching a webinar, working on unit plans, curriculum maps or even working on SafeSchools training. "Individually directed" means you can work alone, and/or as a team - as long as team members have all agreed in advance to use the time to work together! From time to time the district may offer voluntary training during those times which are completely optional for you, as teachers, to attend. We know that some of you benefit from being part of a team and having the time to learn something new, or ask questions. It is YOUR choice!
Enjoy your 2 hours on Friday, October 21!