Chancellor News and Notes
March 22, 2016
Happy Spring! Don't get sick!
Allergies got you down? Or is it a cold?
Professional Development is up!
You can start registering for many PD sessions now on Eduphoria. It's easy to go in and search by title, content, or just scroll through by month. Start signing up now so you will get the days and times that you want! If you are on an Alief U plan as a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year teacher in Alief ISD, you can look up what you need to complete on the Alief PD page.
Summatives will be starting soon, and part of the summative is to discuss what you plan to do to continue your personal growth. Part of this is what you will take for professional development. So when you get a chance, go ahead and scan through what is available and sign up for what you know you need to take. Be proactive in your plan to "sharpen your saw" and add to your toolbox of skills for building meaningful relationships and meaningful instruction.
The links to Eduphoria and the Alief PD page are below to help you out!
STAAR Buddies- It's Time!!
A few timely articles that may help...
This time of year we often realize we are frustrated with certain students (or way before now we have realized it) and we don't know what to do to reach them, or to keep them from getting under our skin. This may be a very disruptive students, or a student who constantly talks and is off-task, or a student who argues. What do you do? How do you continue to work toward building a positive relationship with those students? I have attached three articles that may give you a different perspective, a few ideas, and maybe a nudge to self-reflect.
7 Habits and your Students...
The link below is to the 7 Habits of Happy Kids, which are simple ideas to help students be successful and responsible human beings. The Leader in Me is a book and now a program being adapted for use in schools, implementing Stephen Covey's 7 Habits into the classroom, and it has been really successful, showing marked improvement on campuses in the areas of behavior, school climate, attendance, test scores, and more. It might be something you would like to look into, if you would like to instill more leadership qualities into your students, and grow them to be independent learners and responsible young citizens. Take a look at the website, and email me if you are interested. :)