MPES STAFF STUFF
January 17, 2014
School Goals Survey
1) school-wide behavior plan
2) improved communication among all stakeholders
3) clear and consistent administrative support
The link below will take you to the survey. As with the first survey, your responses are anonymous so let us know your thoughts and suggestions as we focus on continuous improvement. I will leave the survey open for one week then publish the results for your review.
COMMUNICATION - Standard 10
As we begin the second semester, one area I would ask for your reflection is Standard 10 - Communication. Are you communicating well with parents, colleagues, students? Perhaps it's time to review the behavior plan with your students and communicate your academic and behavior expectations. Are there others ways to communicate with parents that should be considered ( Remind101...). The video below will provide additional information for your personal reflection:
Clean up, Clean up
Mr. Lyron's evaluation by the school district is coming up soon and I know that you would like to help him get a great score on his inspection. Please make sure students are picking up trash and leaving the room clean each day. Secondly, there should not be any items placed on the top of your DVD player. This can impact his evaluation. Thanks for your help.
On a similar note,
I recently read about a strategy used by an elementary teacher during clean-up time. She tells the students, "It's time for Rockin' Robin!" and she plays the video below. The rules are:
1) No talking during Rockin' Robin clean-up (unless you are singing...)
2) You must be seated when the song ends if you want to continue having Rockin' Robin clean-up days.
Thought you might want to try something fun and get the room cleaned at the same time. It would certainly be interesting to hear the entire school singing Rockin' Robin while they clean... :-)