"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong even if everyone is doing it."
- Augustine of Hippo
Teach Like A Pirate
"Provide an uncommon experience for your students and they will reward you with uncommon effort and attitude." Dave Burgess
Ahoy! Let's Hoist the Sails 'Tis Week..
Monday: 2:15 AR mtg; Go See Chris to sign the bullying Prevention PP in-service sheet
Tuesday: MAP Testing begins...look at the schedule
Wednesday: 2:15 3rd-5th grade mtg in Media Center
Thursday: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dads & Pizza Night in the Cafeteria
Comin' Before We Sail Out Next Week...
Tuesday 1st: Fall Pictures
Wednesday 2nd: 5:30 5th grade DC mtg
Thursday 3rd: Art Forms are due
ARRR... It's Your Birthday!!!
8/25 Sharon Cox
Watch the Look Fors 4-6 on the PLUS2 video .....right click the link below and pick...."open in new window." Then complete the Exit Ticket and sign the sheet from Chris.
Remember that each PLC should be using the four high-yield strategies....prioritizing the Power Standards, "unwrapping" the standards, using common formative assessments and following the PLC Data Team process.
Learn Like A Pirate
Section 1 - What is a student-led classroom? Students make decisions and choices throughout the day without consulting the teacher. However, the curriculum does not change...just the method. Lessons are set up so that students do not have to be passive learners for long.
You can not just jump into a student-led classroom.....you would go crazy!! You have to explain what it means and provide MANY examples of how it might work for them. Take baby steps....provide learning opportunities for students to practice the necessary skills until they become habits. Remember...students must feel safe, appreciated and connected to you for this to work.
Section 1 has many common concerns about a student-led classroom. It also makes a connection to Charlotte Danielson's teacher evaluation process. It is all about empowering the students. If you want to be HE in some areas....reread page 30-33.