2Introductions What are your expectations? Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsIntroductionsWhat are your expectations?
3High ExpectationsThe concept of high expectations is premised on the philosophical and pedagogical belief that a failure to hold all students to high expectations effectively denies them access to a high-quality education, since the educational achievement of students tends to rise or fall in direct relation to the expectations placed upon them.
4Wisdom from “Olive to Run” People who are told they are awful or incapable of doing something will eventually begin believing they are.Once you pigeon hole someone or even yourself it is extremely difficult to get out.Having high expectations often yields high results.Patterns and trends are contagious, but you have the choice to change the direction.Proving those who say you can’t wrong, is one of the best feelings in the world.Olive to Run is a teacher’s block that you might enjoy reading.
5Best of the Web Better ways to read on the web Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsBest of the WebBetter ways to read on the web
6News ELANews ELA is a website that offers free current events and news articles for teachers and students. They have hundreds of articles that are updated weekly. Once you sign up for an account, you can view the articles online or print them out. You can even use the scroll bar to change Lexile to support everyone in your classroom at the appropriate instructional level. Amazing!
7Google Books1.2.3.Did you know that you can search Google Books (http://books.google.com) for full text view only?
8Professional Learning Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsProfessional LearningYou can and should teach expectations.
9Teaching Expectations CHAMPs classroom management system helps you provide instructional procedures in which your students become responsible, motivated, and highly engaged in the specific task at hand. Wouldn’t that be wonderful? I personally have used the system and it really does work amazingly well when used consistently. Ready to learn more?
10Click here for a classroom example of a CHAMPS Chart. C.H.A.M.P.S. (For All Ages)Use the CHAMPs acronym to define detailed behavioral expectations for EACH instructional approach that you use. Here is the CHAMPs acronym:ConversationHelpActivityMovementParticipationSuccess Click here for a classroom example of a CHAMPS Chart.
11ConversationConversation: Can students converse during this activity? About what? With whom? For how long? There are lots of example charts online, such as this one.Zero Noise LevelSpy TalkLow FlowFormal NormalLoud CrowdOut of Control
12HelpHelp: How do students get your attention for help? How do students get questions answered? What should they do while they wait for you? You need to let them know for each type of activity.
13ActivityActivity: What is the expected end product of this activity? What is the task or objective? What is your goal?
14MovementMovement: For what reasons can students get out of their seats during this activity? Do they need permission to do so? Remember, this changes for the type of activity, so be specific!
15ParticipationParticipation: What behavior shows that students are participating or not participating? You need to let your students know what this looks like for each type of activity.
16SuccessSuccess: There are no questions for this one. When CHAMPs expectations are met, students will be successful. This is a great time to share a website called RubiStar though. Rubrics are another great way for teachers to be crystal clear about their expectations!
17Early Release Schedule WhoWhatWhenWhereElementary K-5PLC in Buildings: Goal Setting for Evaluation Process. Bring Laptops.Teacher Based Team [TBT] MeetingsJanuary :00-4:30BuildingsHighview, Central, MMS6-8 Grade Level Meetings- Content AreaGo Math 6-8January :00-3:30HighviewMHSInstructional Strategy:Marzano: Writing in Content Area(DQ 2: 6, 9, 10)January :00-3:00Central K-5, GATETBT Meetings in BuildingJanuary :00 -3:30Central
18Student Services Early Release WhoWhatWhenWhereK-5 Intervention SpecialistsProfessional Growth PlanJanuary 29, 2014 – 2:45-4:15High SchoolCentral, 6th-8th Intervention Specialists & EDIEP RefresherTiered Assessments & InterventionsJanuary 29, 2014 – 2:20-3:35Central Office – Learn LabCentral Office – Discover LabHS Intervention SpecialistsSpecial Ed PLCJanuary 29, 2014 – 1:30-2:45HS Media CenterK-5 ED & MD TeachersJanuary 29, 2014 – 3:00-4:156th-8th MD TeachersTransition AssessmentsMS – Room 153HS MD TeachersUnique – Bring your computerHSK-5 ParaprofessionalsTips for your work with studentsJanuary 29, 2014 – 3:00-3:456th-8th ParaprofessionalsJanuary 29, 2014 – 2:20-3:05HS ParaprofessionalsJanuary 29, 2014 – 1:15-2:15
19Quirky “Quotes” To inspire, entertain, and intrigue. Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsQuirky “Quotes”To inspire, entertain, and intrigue.
20Expectations are a form of first-class truth: If people believe it, it's true. — Bill Gates
21If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.—Michael Jordan
22Web 2.0 Tools The interactive web for you and your students. Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsWeb 2.0 ToolsThe interactive web for you and your students.
23ReadabilityReadability is a browser extension that eliminates distractions and turns any web page into a clean view for reading now or later on your computer, smartphone, or tablet.Clean Up Cluttered PagesSave for Reading LaterGreat adaptive technology!
24Easel.lyEasel.ly is a tool that enables teachers to depict information through visual interpretation. It is very easy to use, even for those who are not that certain of their tech skills. Teachers can use it as an improved way of presenting their lessons, and students can use Easel.ly for projects that showcase what they have learned.
25Announcements Tell them you heard it on the Middie Mile! Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsAnnouncementsTell them you heard it on the Middie Mile!
26 ITBS AlgebraTo finish an engineering degree in just four years, students need to start algebra in the eight grade at the latest.Good luck to all the seventh graders who will be taking the ITBS Algebra readiness test this week. This test provides educators with the most up-to-date assessment of algebra readiness available. It was designed and developed according to NCTM standards.
27YouTubeYour friend YouTube will be back online this week, however you might also want to check out these other Educational Video Website: SchoolTube is a moderated video-sharing website just for schools. TeacherTube aggregates thousands of videos from educators, YouTube, and the rest of the Web. In essence, they are clearinghouses of educational videos that cover most school subjects, categorized by subject and education level. WatchKnowLearn has a review panel of educators and educational video experts that vet videos from first-time submitters before posting. The Teaching Channel bills itself as "a video showcase of inspiring and effective teaching practices," and publishes great original videos with tips and lesson plans, searchable by subject, grade level, and topic.
28Celebrations Birthdays and such. Introductions | Professional Learning | Best of the Web | Quirky Quotes | Web 2.0 Tools | Announcements | CelebrationsCelebrationsBirthdays and such.
29National Handwriting Day January 23rdNational Handwriting DayThe purpose of National Handwriting Day is to alert the public to the importance of handwriting. National Handwriting Day is a chance for all of us to re-explore the purity and power of handwriting.Despite concern by stationary, paper companies, and pen and pencil manufacturers that the electronic world will shrink demand for their products. But, indeed, statistics show that pen (or pencil) and paper are alive and well, with a growing demand.
30Happy Birthday! January 26st to February 1st Mary Mabry 01/26 Diane McChesney01/27Stacey GibbsTammy Daniels01/28Connie SouthIrene TurnerErnest Withrow01/29Elizabeth GrossMelodye Caudill01/30Holly SouthLori Ott01/31Joshua ShafferLori Tyla02/01Deborah Helton
31Till Next Week…Please upcoming events and celebrations to be included in the Middie Mile to