Presentation on theme: "Lesson One Lessons from the Geese"— Presentation transcript:
1 Lesson One Lessons from the Geese A Learning CommunityLesson OneLessons from the Geese
2 Lessons from the GeeseIn 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 GeeseAs 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 GeeseWhen 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 GeeseGeese honk from behind and encourage those up front to keep up their speed.
6 Lessons from the GeeseFinally … 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 communityThey 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 CommunityThey 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 VocabularyFocus: To concentrate and keep your mind on something.
10 Key VocabularyExpectations: Standards of behavior for a learning community
12 Key VocabularyConsequences: 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 ____________.
15 Key VocabularyChoice: Deciding what to do from a list of options
16 Key VocabularyPowerful: Having great strength or authority
17 Key VocabularyPersonal Power: Having control over your own life
18 Key VocabularyEvent: What happens first before you choose a behavior
19 Event + Behavior + Consequence → Personal Power E + B + C → P²Event + Behavior + Consequence → Personal Power
20 Consequences for Poor Choices First time: Reminder, entry into logSecond time: Reminder, entry into logThird time: Reminder, entry into logFourth time: Letter to parents, signed by parents and returned within 2 daysFifth 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 yourselfC – Check expectations and get startedU – Use help wiselyS – Supervise yourself
23 Use Your Time Wisely TASK T – Think before asking for helpA – Ask at the right timeS – Signal and work while waitingK – 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.