Presentation on theme: "Bill Dallas Assistant Principal, Russell Middle School Greg Little 6 th Grade Team Leader & Science Teacher Natasha North English Department Chair & 6."— Presentation transcript:
Bill Dallas Assistant Principal, Russell Middle School Greg Little 6 th Grade Team Leader & Science Teacher Natasha North English Department Chair & 6 th Grade Language Arts Teacher CAMLE Schools to Watch Conference Fall 2012
Unleashing Student Performance by Improving Attitude and Effort To share one strategy implemented this year collaborating with The Institute of Excellence and Ethics To ask questions and share ideas
700 students 6 th – 8 th grades ~ 25% Mobility rate ~ 48.9% FRL status ~ 27.6% Hispanic ~ 54.0% White ~ 6.4% Black ~ 0.7% Asian ~ 1.1% American Indian
National School of Character Recipient in 2012 Colorado School of Character Recipient in 2010, 2011, and 2012 Colorado Trailblazer Schools to Watch Recipient 2008 and 2011 PBIS: 7 th year implementation RtI: 8 th year full implementation PBIS/RtI Exemplar/Best Practice Site
Was I enthusiastic? Was I eager to learn? Was I confident insuccess? insuccess?
Was I helpful? helpful? Did I keep trying? trying? Did I complete the task? Did I complete the task?
Can you think of a specific reason why you got a 1 or a 2? Write down what you need to do better so that you can get a 3. If there is more than one area that you need to improve can you combine some? If not, pick the one that will help you the most.
1) Am I getting the grades I want? 2) Do I do all my homework? 3) Do I turn in my homework? 4) Do I get help from a teacher or other staff member when I need it? 5) Do I always show up to class prepared? 6) Do I always use my planner? 7) Do I know what my grades are before I get a grade check? 8) Do I distract the teaching or learning? 9) Is the work that I do good enough to hang in the hall?
1) Do I respect class mates and adults at Russell in a way that that my parents would be proud of? 2) Do I own my actions even if they might make me look bad? 3) Do I make choices that I would be ok with if they made front page news? 4) Am I always an active learner who seeks knowledge and encourages others? 5) Do I keep myself and others safe in every way? 6) Am I always in class on time? 7) Do I make comments that make others feel bad?
Explain specifically and realistically how and when you will measure success.
34% reduction in referrals over 4 years 13% reduction in referrals in 2010-2011 As FRL increased in 2002 from 16% to 50% in 2012, CSAP composite scores have been on a positive upward trend School climate survey shows 94% of staff feel there is strong collaboration
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically... Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education. — Martin Luther King Jr.