November eNewsletter Part II

I had the privilege to visit most of the teachers classrooms at Carle. It is neat to see the students learning in this alternative setting.
Students interacted with the teacher.........students interacted with one another........students demonstrated their content knowledge through many literacy components - reading, writing, listening and speaking. The collegiality between staff and students was strong. The intentionality for learning and for caring relationships was evident

Instructional Movement:
Teachers had the opportunity to collaborate with many of their students' parents and guardians November 18 - 21. It is highly valuable for schools and families to have this individualized and specialized time for each student; to talk, share and learn about student academic success and student well-being.

Important Events:
During the next three weeks of December, there are many instructional events taking place.
December 2nd - Management
December 3 - District wide collaboration
December 3rd - optional Engaged Teaching and Learning Committee Meeting
December 4th - Instructional Coach Collaboration
December 8th or December 10th: The next 1st grade - 7th grade evaluation around some supplemental instructional math materials to pilot; and collaborative time to enhance the grade level common core units
December 15: Literacy Workshop for K - 2 staff by Tracey Wilson

“It is important that we recognize we have two equally important reading goals: to teach our students to read and to teach our students to want to read.”
            Linda Gambrell in “Getting Students Hooked on the Reading Habit” in The Reading
Teacher, November/December 2015 (Vol. 69, #3, p. 259-263), http://bit.ly/1P2AN3y


Marshall's Memo

Thanks to Chris Schoeneman, I started to subscribe to this great resource Kim Marshall's Memo.

He reads the most current research in education and provides a weekly summary of these articles.

I thought I would pass on these readings. Enjoy.

Kim Marshall's Memo HTML version the week of November 16:
In this week's memo you will find:
- Key insights from Grant Wiggins
- Richard Stiggins on formative assessment
- Asking the right questions in PLCs
- What UDL looks like in two classrooms
- Four types of assessment and how they can be used
- Going beyond growth mindset to teach students optimism
- Hard isn't bad
- When should a teacher disclose a personal tragedy?
- Measuring the "working alliance" between teacher and student
- Helping students find primary sources
- Recess in other countries
- International comparisons

If you want an HTML version of this week's Memo, please click here:

Kim Marshall's Memo for the week of November 9:


Kim Marshall's Memo for the week of November 16;

If you want an HTML version of this week's Memo, please click here: