- Bus Duty for Feb 24-Mar 7 Team 2: Mindy Backus, Pam Mahay, Denise Croasdiale. Upcoming bus duty: Mar 10 – Mar 21: Team 3: Jessica Serviss, Teresa Kiechle
- Our Staff Meeting is tomorrow, March 3rd @ 2:45pm in room 31
- Thanks to folks who helped out at our AR Night and Hoe Down. Both events were awesome!
- Congrats to our OotM Teams. We did well this weekend. Thanks Steph for organizing it!
- In speaking with Donna, we will probably cancel the Tech Meeting scheduled this week. Look for notification.
- I will be starting up walk through’s again, especially at the 3-5 level and finishing focusing on staff that will be involved with NYS testing first.
- 3-5 teachers involved with NYS Testing and for all, April 1st, 2nd and 3rd are the first testing dates for ELA. Math is April 30th, May 1st and May 2nd. Teacher directions have been placed in your mailboxes. Please review this and highlight things you need to know to prepare your room. For everyone, please highlight these dates as we will be busy administering the test and special schedules may be swapped. More information to follow!
- My friend Peter DeWitt shares his opinion of education reform and if we are taking the path of least resistance. Interesting read.
- Vicki Davis is a wealth of knowledge and an expert in using technology to enhance instruction. Here blog is great and you can check it out here.
- Teach Thought shares 20 Tips for A More Organized Classroom.
- Read my new post: Top Ten Things to Remember in the Time of Change.
- A great article from Rethinking Schools about CCSS.
A6: Replace beginning/middle/end with want/problem/solution #nyedchat
A Miracle on Long Island? wp.me/p2odLa-7eS
- Please check the East Side Announcement page for updated dates, announcements etc. Lisa is updating this continually! http://gouverneurcentralschool.org/esannounce/
- What are the five things you are grateful for? Make a list daily. It does wonders!
- Be the change agent for kids! Be a champion for kids. Every kid deserves a champion!
SED has updated the diploma requirements pamphlet to reflect the change to the Regents with Advanced Designation Diploma.
Hold your horses! Many textbooks are still not Common Core-aligned. A studyof ”new” textbooks indicates that they aren’t “new” after all.
SED has updated the math “double-testing” memorandum now that it has been approved.
A different memo explains the impact of the Regents changes to Common Core implementation. There aren’t many.
Google news is back – and it’s easier to use. Students can check out primary source materials throughout the world and much of recorded (newspaper printed) history.
A recently completed meta-analysis suggests that girls do not do better in single-sex schools or classes. Single-sex classrooms do not impact math, science, or self-esteem according to the researchers.
Better standardized test scores does not translate to better cognitive ability. While these two ideas are correlated, the relationship is one-sided: cognitive skills impact standardized tests but not the other way around.
Here’s a quick primer about Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS).
This review of literature about class sizes concludes that class size does make a difference.
These tips can help with the flipped classroom. Yes, the video is important, but what goes on in class is more important.
An upcoming [free] webinar will address the relationship between physical activity at school and academic achievement. It’s March 20th at 9a.
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