Presentation on theme: "How Can I Help My Student Achieve Success? Prefrontal Cortex or the “Thinking Brain” is not fully developed Less likely to stay organized Less likely."— Presentation transcript:
How Can I Help My Student Achieve Success?
Prefrontal Cortex or the “Thinking Brain” is not fully developed Less likely to stay organized Less likely to show: Responsibility in planning Prioritizing Evaluating the consequences of their actions
Junior High School Mind The brain is not fully developed until age 25 Much of this is physiological Sometimes not caring about consequences, (“living in the moment”) The region of the brain that leads to motivation is still developing in adolescence
Organization Help students stay organized -- Notebooks should be reorganized every six weeks Use a PLANNER Use a different notebook for each class/ Color code To do/done Homework folder Pencil bag with supplies Organize locker BOSS video: ature=youtube. ature=youtube
Staying on Top of it with Technology Home Access Center – Grades, Attendance Teacher Websites -- Katyisd.org Online Textbooks/Students /Secondary Portal Edmodo/Canvas teachers
Home Access Center Parents are issued a HAC letter If you have children at multiple campuses, one login will show all of your children’s information at one time. Use the “Frequently Asked Questions” section to help you. center.aspx center.aspx
Home Access Center (Students) Username = Student ID Ex: K Password = KT first initial of first and last name + 4 digits (random) Example : Student’s name is Mary Barker Mary’s password is kt mb1234.
Retest Policy Failing Test Grades – Students should Retest for 69 and below Make immediate arrangements with teacher Attend tutorials for extra help Some conditions may apply
Student Portal Go to Katyisd.org >campuses>Junior High >Beck Teacher websites/ Beck info Counselor’s Corner Student Portal Online Textbook Link-- Hover over to find sign in info Canvas Link
Edmodo Teachers use either Canvas or Edmodo to post Info about their classes, calendar, and handouts/assignments. Edmodo access is available from the student site or from the teacher. You can join all the classes and have one view. Parent tutorial for Edmodo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbkJ3QAIEaw Student tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrty5j8MS4
CANVAS Canvas can be accessed from Katyisd.org >Students > Secondary Portal Students log in with their Katy ISD ID and Passwords. Canvas, like Edmodo, is a teacher website where students can view class assignments/info, calendars, and have interactive discussions with classmates. No parental access codes Only students have access – Work with your student
End of Year Average 6 th & 7 th Grade 1 st six weeks average + 2 nd six weeks average + 3 rd six weeks average _______________________ Total Divided by 3 = Semester Avg EOY average = Sem 1 Avg + Sem 2 Avg > 70 to pass
How Grades are Averaged by Semester 8 th Grade I st 6 weeks x nd 6 weeks x rd 6 weeks x 2 + Semester Exam Total Divided by 7 = Semester Average Junior High School classes = EOY > 70 to pass High School classes = Semesters are independent
Grade Category Breakdown Major Minor Other Between 6 th and 8 th grade, Major grades (Tests and Major Projects) range from 45% to 55%. Minor grades (quizzes) range from 40% to 30% And “Other” grades (homework/classwork) counts 15%
70% Rule as Passing 100 Homework is top 15% 85 70_____________________________________ 69 and below is failing 15 0 Homework is not bottom 15%
Attendance Change House Bill 5 requires students to be in attendance 90% of the time in order to receive class credit or a final grade. Careful about unexcused absences or vacations Don’t leave at semester exam time
How much Homework Minimum Homework and Study time: One to Two Hours Daily Math Homework alone 30+ min Reading 30 min. daily Time increase with each grade and if taking Pre ap Classes Use Advisory Period to study or for tutoring
Studying at Home Make it a Habit Where? Same place everyday-- Kitchen table; Dining room table; Study; Bedroom desk How? Quiet, well lit, without distractions-- No phone, T.V., Music When? Every day at 3:30 p.m. after snack Regular Routine? It should become routine.
Katy OnTheGo – Mobile App
Thank you This concludes Part 1 Computer Lab Part 2