MEETING AGENDA

6 Oct

MEETING AGENDA  October 6, 2011

 

  1. 1.          HOMEROOM PREPS – Feedback Please

 

  1. 2.          INTERIMS – October 17 & 18

 

(Feed the Baby! Don’t just weigh the baby!)

 

I STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT WE NOT SPEND MORE THAN 112 MINUTES ON THE INTERIM NO MATTER HOW LENGTHLY IT IS!

 

6th & 7th Grade Teachers may (PLEASE) scan their Edusoft sheets.

 

8th grade  Please send sheets to me daily.

 

 

  1. 3.          SCIENCE FAIR – Any issues or problems?

 

  1. 4.          TEXTBOOKS – The balance of books should be here this week.

 

Any other issues & problems?

Please go back & retry the online options- Both PEARSON & IT are trying to sort out the problems.

 

If you find “bad” pages in your books please let me know. Thanks Janet!

 

  1. 5.          SUNSHINE DUES – PLEASE SEE Mr. Teas to pay!

 

  1. 6.          SECOND FLOOR LABS – OPEN SESAME…

 

  1. 7.          AFTER THE HONEYMOON…         

          (From EDWEEK)

 

#1 – TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOURSELF!

• Exalt the positive. Find the good in every student who walks in your door—and share your observations with the student, his peers, and parents. Often students have a preconceived notion of who they are. Seeking out the positives will help that child reinforce his worth. Sharing such observations with parents will set the stage should you need help or support later in the year. When parents feel you value their child and her uniqueness, they are more likely to understand when you ask for their help in solving a problem. Appreciating your students as individuals will help you deal with discipline issues and motivate students academically.

• Build a support network for yourself. Find like-minded colleagues in your building or online, with whom you can share your successes, bounce around ideas, and vent on the tough days. Build your network with a variety of others—newbies, veterans, those with similar teaching assignments, as well as those teaching in completely different subjects and grades. These diverse viewpoints (and shoulders to lean on) will make a significant difference in dealing with the rough patches of teaching.

• Take time to laugh. Every day, find a way to laugh with your students. Maybe you share a laugh about a mistake you made, a joke or cartoon you’ve shared, or even something a student has shared. Whatever it is, enjoy it together. When you’re feeling low on appropriate “material,” look for it: email forwards (don’t we all have that person who fills our inboxes?), the Sunday comics, the Daily Funny. Your students will appreciate the laugh—and may even give you more attention than they ordinarily would.

• Choose happiness. We all have good days. We all have bad days. In the end, it is our personal reaction to what is thrown at us that sets a happy teacher apart from a grumpy one. Choose to be a happy teacher in your students’ days. The benefits will accrue not just to them but also to you.

As the school-year honeymoon fades into routine, remember to make time for these small things that make a big difference. Not only will you feel better, but you’ll also teach better. Your students will appreciate your positive attitude—and, hopefully, will share it!

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