What's one word to describe how you're feeling today?
We're so glad you're here! We missed you. Let's have a great year full of learning and fun! We can't wait to see what you accomplish this year!
Welcome Back Teachers!
Work together in groups: Q: What are three things that you did over the summer? Did you hang out at home, go outside everyday, go somewhere fun, read a good book, or watch an interesting movie?
What can your colleagues do to help you be successful in school this year?
Ideas for a school where you can learn, work, and have fun!
Brain break: Draw a rabbit eating spaghetti with chopsticks
What is your vision for education?
Be intentional and purposeful
Cultivate and nurture an inclusive, caring, and supportive learning environment that promotes the academic success and well-being of each member of the education community.
School Values - from Elementary Staff August 2020 Character, technology, relationships - community, staff and students Family atmosphere, caring, technology, teamwork, student/teachers relationships Caring, relationships, students best interests, goals, collaboration Building relationships, goal-setting, improving meeting learners where they are (differentiated instruction) Community/culture, growth/achievement Personal relationships with students Personal relationships, taking care of each other We take pride in our academics and activities, successes Excellence in academics and activities Knowing each other/close community I think we value kids, families, community by connecting frequently and developing relationships with them. Reading is a priority, leadership, potential, community Safe, responsible, respectful Parent support, positive staff members, supportive administration Love of learning/curiosity, use technology to engage students with curriculum, citizenship/community, giving back and helpful Make learning fun, safe environment Educating kids to highest ability, work ethic, at all costs, peer relationships/student relationships High expectations, great teamwork/collaboration, building relationships first High accountability and expectations High expectations for all hard working staff Excellence/high expectations, achievement in all areas, academis/sports/extracurricular/etc… Build relationships Teachers are very dedicated which is reflected by good scores Extra curriculars (FBLA), student achievement Community, what’s best for kids, dedication
Instruction Curriculum Environment
Strengthen culture of positive growth for students and staff.
When you hear "instruction" what words do you think of?
Marzano - Elements - learning goals, student engagement both cognitive and emotional, assessment for learning, re-teach and re-assess, clear routines and procedures, students feel loved and safe to learn NEE - goals, engagement, assessment, re-teach TEACH - I do, we do, you do Assess for learning - work smarter not harder - what's your purpose NDE Rule 10 -
Rule 10 Instructional Planning Guide
Effective Tier One, Core Instruction Inclusion models that support students with disabilities and ELL Targeted daily intervention and enrichment opportunities Time for teacher collaboration
Inclusion Models & Targeted Daily Intervention and Enrichment
Scheduling challenge - Accommodations - what is needed so ALL can be successful?
High-quality instructional materials State standards Must be used with FIDELTIY Differentiation - accommodations/modifications
Safe - locked doors, SRP, emergency procedures, Red crisis folders Positive - Growth mindset - Keep my dear teachers and staff happy Keep my dear parents and students happy PBIS - Routines, procedures, clear expectations Expectations - Every child, every chance, be the one!
Open House is a great opportunity to get parents on your team! Teach & emphasize routines both at school and at home. How can get more families engaged with their children - especially the ones who are not normally engaged? Clean slate - small town - not all siblings are the same!
Every Chance BE THE ONE
Use positive reinforcement and recognize students for their efforts and successes. https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1gKoLVA9PKLZmxuAPhsPrMyipMicQ2PrX
Dates to Note
PBIS Assemblies - First Friday every other month beginning Sept Knight Families - First Friday every other month beginning October Staff Meetings - First Wednesday of the month beginning September Calendar - shared in folder August25th -
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