January 18, 2016
PLC & Faculty Meeting Agenda's ~January 19, 2015
- Prepared to discuss and demonstrate the common assessment for reading and math for this month. Common assessments will be administered January 24-29th. (1-6th)
- Brief overview of grading, modifications, accommodations for students on an IEP.
- There will be a faculty meeting on the 19th of January. You will need your macbooks. We will be completing the LoTi Digital-Age Survey. It will take about 20 minutes to complete. Your user name and passwords will also be given to you at that time for the LoTi Lounge website and we'll answer any questions if at al possible. We expect to be finished on-time by 4:00pm.
- We will have the kits for the Family Literacy night available for you. You will have a couple of weeks to review them. On February 2nd faculty meeting we will have an hour of Parent Involvement PD that will focus on the Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships. This model promoted by the US Department of Education, recommends best practices to develop strong partnerships in effectively raising student achievement and school improvement. The Scholastic literacy kits are designed around this model as well.
Administrator's will be checking SmartWeb on a weekly basis through out the second semester.
Bottom Line excerpts......
As I mentioned early, I had a day to review books on my bookshelf and found a few that would be helpful to many of us. Based on conversations and feedback from you all, I thought I'd share some of the gold nuggets from this book. I have also included a link to a Prezi presentation for you. I will continue to review the book and share additional insights over the next few weeks.
If you want your students to want to be in your classroom, then you have to convince the that you actually want them there. There is nothing more effective than daily greeting your students, every morning or every class period, by name! If you consistently greet your students every day, then you will soon decrease y our discipline problems drastically.
"Good Morning, I"m glad to see you"
"Welcome back, we missed you".
"Hello, you look great in uniform today, thank you so much!"
"Hurry up, your almost late"
"Get to work, its' on the board"
Bonus: It doesn't hurt to say good by to each student name when they leave in the afternoon.