SOUTHSIDE TIGER TALK Guarantee of one year’s growth in one year’s time for all students. Accelerated growth for students below benchmark. Week of October 20, 2013 Southside Shout-Outs for EXCELLENT WORK Cathy Jones and the food service crew earned a 100% rating on their most recent Health Department inspection! Wayne Ivers and the custodial crew ALSO earned a 100% on their most recent Health Department inspection! WOO HOO! Tis the Season! SELF REGULATION…..HMMMMMM The idea of student self-regulation dots the pages of Chapter 6 in Hattie’s Visible Learning. We have had staff and individual conversations about students who are indifferent to learning and we seem perplexed—dare I say “mad” about it. Research calls us to develop “situational awareness” as teachers. It requires that we “listen to student questions, and use assessment to provide (teachers) information of what is working with whom and when it is working.” The goal is to make students aware of “the learning intentions and success criteria, of the value of deliberate practice and of what to do when they do not know what to do.” (pg. 111) Could it be so simple to just let the student “in” on the learning? To step away from our talking and design learning environments that let the student own it? Self-reported, standards based grading (1.44 effect size) supports this idea of students monitoring their own learning and thinking about THEIR outcomes. What would be a next step for you/your team in guiding students in this way? It did not go unnoticed in the reading that Hattie found the achievement of the disengaged yet compliant student group not very different from the uncooperative, aggressive student group. That made me a little uneasy because I think we often “go with” compliance because it appears to get the job done, but in reality students are able to check out of the actual learning and their futures. How do we make compliant learning “impossible” at Southside? VISIBLE LEARNING: CHAPTER 6 We will share insights/applications from Chapter 6: The Flow of the Lesson: Learning at our Staff Meeting on Tuesday. This chapter stresses the high impact of teaching students how to use strategies. In preparation for our conversation on Tuesday, please select a strategy of interest to you that has a .60 or greater effect size from Appendix C. (pg. 251) This strategy will be a personal PD focus for you in the coming months. Thank you to everyone for the insight last Friday when we analyzed our 2103 KPREP scores. We have great ideas to include in our CSIP for continued student growth! TRANSPORTATION APPRECIATION WEEK Our bus drivers are very special folks and play an important role in the service we provide students and their families. This is a week for staff and students to say—WE APPRECIATE WHAT YOU DO! We have 5 bus drivers: Ann, Ricky, Ronnie, Randy and Kyle. Each team has been assigned a day of appreciation—be creative, involve the students and “share the love”! (Transportation Appreciation Week Schedule Cont.) Monday: Administration/Front Office Staff Tuesday: Kindergarten and 4th grade Wednesday: 1st grade Thursday: 2nd and 3rd grades Friday: 5th grade and related arts teachers T3: TITAN TIGER TEAMS 1st and 2nd grade teachers: Tutors will give you the student’s folder after each session. Please add individual reading support work (Task Cards, Lexia printed lessons, additional WTW work, etc.) and return the folder to the FRC so that it is ready for the following session. Your instructional support will increase the impact of our tutors enormously! Thank you for attending to this each week! Attached please find the list of Titan/Tiger pairs! THIS WEEK Transportation Appreciation Week! Monday 10/21 Tuesday 10/22 Southside Schedule J Catlett OUT for conference 7:00 AM: Grading Window Closes in IC J Catlett OUT for conference Picture Retake Day Take Home Tuesday Folders go home 3:00 Report Cards turned in office 2:45-4:00 Staff Meeting Wednesday 10/23 Susie’s Schedule 7:00 AM Puckett pre observation conversation 4th grade during internal lab visit (7:40-9:30) 10:00 CSIP work out of building 1:20 Jump observation 12:30 Puckett observation Susie office hours: 3:30-5:00PM Thursday 10/24 Susie office hours: 3:30-5:00 Friday 10/25 Planning: K, 1, 2 Data Team Meetings 6:00 PM Kindergarten Parent Academy 8:30 SSE Admin Team Meeting 2:30 Gregory pre observation conversation 7:40 School wide Morning Meeting RR/CIM Behind the Mirror PD @ SSE Planning: 3, 4, 5 Data Team Meetings Report Cards Go Home with Students Our KPREP and first quarter Awards Assembly will be early next week.