Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Great enthusiasm at today’s Rep Session!!

Thanks to all the attendees for the rich discussion and sharing during the Positive School Culture Session today.  Tentatively we meet on February 7th from 1-3 in the DDC for our second session (I will confirm details when I know the TTOC situation – some people were unable to make today’s session due to a TTOC shortage).  Our Celebration is…

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School Connectedness

April 12th PSC Rep Session

Our next PSC Rep Session will be from 1-3 pm at the DDC on April 12th.  Please call Dena (she will have the TTOC code for you) and fill out a leave form.  Also, accept the calendar invite so I can be prepared with materials and snacks!!  We will have time for collaboration, updates, & sharing, as well, I will have…

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School Connectedness

December 8, 2017 Rep Session

Welcome to School District 60’s School Connectedness blog!  This year as the Positive School Culture Coach,  I will meet with reps and school teams to focus on Healthy Relationships and School Connectedness!  We had our first session  on December 8th and shared how we are creating safe, inclusive environments for ALL!!  Below you will find the session presentation and all…

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Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset

Literacy Series Session #1 Presentation Today we met for an hour for the first session of a monthly Literacy Series focused on Creating Compassionate Learning Communities and Growth Mindset.  Thanks to the teachers who attended at this busy time of year.  A highlight for me was teacher’s sharing what they have already implemented in their classes this year.  Sharing is…

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Positive School Culture, School Connectedness, Social-Emotional Learning

Culture Lessons – Literacy & SEL

The Rabbits by Shaun Tan & John Marsden  (Theme: Residential Schools and/or Environment)  A rich and haunting allegory of colonization for all ages and cultures, told from the viewpoint of native animals. This stunning picture book examines the consequences of the arrival of a group of rabbits with entirely unfamiliar ways. They bring new food and animals, and they make…

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School Connectedness

Love it or Loathe it!! Writing Fun with SEL embedded everywhere!!

If you want an engaging writing lesson that works well at the beginning of the year… try “Love it or Loathe it!!” from “Marvelous Mini Lessons for Teaching Intermediate Writing.  If you want to add a little ‘meat’ to the lesson … use the “Smart Learning” frame work to help students scaffold through the gradual release of responsibility process.  Results…

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