Finding Middle Ground

Based on what I know about the zone of proximal development, I need to find a middle ground between what students know (no learning taking place) and what they have to learn. Similar to the sample lesson in 10.e, I would start with goals my students have for their future–whether it be getting into a middle school of their choice, having a good job, or going to college. I would ask them what kinds of behaviors and characteristics would help them achieve those goals, and which actions or behaviors might be hurtful if a future employer or interviewer found out about them. We would then discuss how digital footprints can put both bad and good out into the world–sometimes forever! I would hope that by teaching them that the same values that are important for face to face relationships matter in digital interactions as well would prevent negativity in their digital footprints.

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A new way to run a meeting

It is easy to build agendas for meetings that lack the connection. I find that I am constantly now beginning with an activity such as these we are using. I appreciate that as an admin team we are taking time to connect in this way as well.

Effects of trauma on the brains of children

What I found most interesting was the information relating to the effects of trauma on the brains of children.

Made me think

I found the sessions useful...I did....it really has made me think about how I am interacting with the staff and how I can connect more with each one. It really is powerful stuff. Truly. I find myself using some of these strategies even in person

Digital Footprint is so important

In order to be a highly effective teacher it is essential to conduct lessons that include students going online independently.

Crazy Schedules

This information is so important, but one that is probably the easiest to neglect due to our crazy schedules. We need to make a concerted effort to make this work a priority and something that we are committed to continue.

Tone of meetings has changed

I've implemented the high lows to start my end of season coaches meeting, and I've found it sets the tone for how the meetings go and opens up an authentic dialogue between myself and my coaches.