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1 Lesson One Lessons from the Geese
A Learning Community Lesson One Lessons from the Geese

2 Lessons from the Geese In the fall, we can see geese heading south for the winter. Geese always fly along in V formation. This is what science has discovered about why geese fly that way.

3 Lessons from the Geese As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an uplift for the bird right behind it. By flying in V formation, the whole flock adds at least 71% greater flying range than if each bird flew on its own.

4 Lessons from the Geese When one goose falls out of formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone. It quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front. When the head goose gets tired, it rotates back to another position in the wing. When that happens, another goose flies point.

5 Lessons from the Geese Geese honk from behind and encourage those up front to keep up their speed.

6 Lessons from the Geese Finally … and this is very important. When a goose gets sick or is hurt, it falls out of formation. Two other geese then fall out with that hurt goose and follow it down to lend help and protection. They stay with the fallen goose until it is able to fly or until it dies. Only then, do the two helping geese launch out on their own to catch up with their group!

7 Geese Analogy They all have same goal: to get to a certain place.
Geese in a community They all have same goal: to get to a certain place. To do this, they fly in the same direction. Flying in formation is easier than flying alone. They don’t bump into each other. They do their individual jobs. They help geese who get sick or are hurt. They take turns leading. They honk to encourage others to keep flying. Students in Learning Community They all have the same goal: __________________________. To do this, they __________________________. Learning in a community is easier than learning _____________. They don’t bother ____________. They do their _______________. They help students who __________________________. They take turns ____________. They encourage other students __________________________.

8 What is a Learning Community?
A group of people who care about and support each other as they learn about new things in an environment that is physically and emotionally safe.

9 Key Vocabulary Focus: To concentrate and keep your mind on something.

10 Key Vocabulary Expectations: Standards of behavior for a learning community

11 Key Vocabulary Prepared: Ready to learn

12 Key Vocabulary Consequences: What happens after you act

13 Our Learning Community Expectations
Enter the classroom _________ and prepared. ______________ directions. Begin work ___ ____ + stay on ________ + work until _______. __________ while others speak. Signal to _________. Use ____________ language. Keep ___________, ________, and objects to ____________.

14 Making Good Choices Lesson Two

15 Key Vocabulary Choice: Deciding what to do from a list of options

16 Key Vocabulary Powerful: Having great strength or authority

17 Key Vocabulary Personal Power: Having control over your own life

18 Key Vocabulary Event: What happens first before you choose a behavior

19 Event + Behavior + Consequence → Personal Power
E + B + C → P² Event + Behavior + Consequence → Personal Power

20 Consequences for Poor Choices
First time: Reminder, entry into log Second time: Reminder, entry into log Third time: Reminder, entry into log Fourth time: Letter to parents, signed by parents and returned within 2 days Fifth time: Referral to office

21 Personal Power Questions Think Before You Act!
What will be the consequences of my action? How will this affect my personal power? With this action, will I be living up to our learning community expectations? How will this action affect others?

22 Focus Strategy F – Free your mind of distractions
O – Organize yourself C – Check expectations and get started U – Use help wisely S – Supervise yourself

23 Use Your Time Wisely TASK
T – Think before asking for help A – Ask at the right time S – Signal and work while waiting K – Know what to say

24 Focused Student Commitment
We want to be a learning community of responsible learners. We agree to follow our learning community rules, make good choices, and stay FOCUSed.

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