"We need to share the 7 habits with the entire staff - maybe in Feb. during our in-service day - then I think committees for each habit could be formed to come up with district ideas on how to implement.
I would like to talk to the Dawes staff…"
"I think that is a great way to embrace this concept. I use the word leadership when I talk to my safety patrol students - they must learn that it doesn';t mean I have power over someone - it means I am there to help and guide others:)"
"I really like the idea of having students create slogans (just like the recent one 7/8 grade did) and posting them around all three schools.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is more a mindset than another thing to do. I went to a training on…"
"I love all the technology, I just worry that it makes the gap between the haves and the have nots bigger. It will be up to the schools to provide the technology devices to keep the playing field level."
"I love this program! I have been in rooms using it and see the students excited to learn their words. Teachers have reported that students went from 70 and below to 90 and above on text scores! My own daughter has trouble with spelling in 2nd grade.…"
"Lisa - thank you for sharing this article - I found it very motivating. I have always believed teaching is a unique profession because we don't always get to see the rewards. Most recently I did - When I went to physically theropy for my knee…"
"This is a great area to reflect on. One more questions would be, How often do you change things? We all know that when you pass the same sign on the road day after day you eventually don't see it anymore - but when the sign changes you take…"
"ABSOLUTELY! During the many workshops I attended over the summer, the idea of sparking curiosity was seen by many experts as critical to making teaching successful. This is nothing new to teaching - we were all taught about anticipatory sets by…"
"Good Morning Everyone - During a workshop with Alan November the thought of making homework classwork and classwork homework was discussed. One 4th grade teacher state that she has been doing this for years with much success. The idea comes from the…"
"Hello - I was also at this workshop and found it very interesting - Alan November shared many technical tips that I didn't know about. One that stands out is using site: when you search a topic and the country you would like the information to…"
"After reading the article I feel lucky we don't live in a state that dictates what book we have to use! I think we have all worked hard this year to switch from the one textbook approach to the guided reading with multiple books that can be…"
"I agree with Pat. We need time to reflect on what we do and what changes are good changes to be made. I think that is what many of us do over the summer months. I think one area we all must watch is our population of students. As they change the…"
"I agree, but I also believe that it's more than just becoming more expert with every year of teaching. We owe it to our students to take the initiative to stay updated on the latest in technology, research and policies."