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1.19.21

WOW! It was so great to see some of you all last week. I was so inspired by all the stories I heard of the ways in which you all are showing up for students and families. I heard about home visits, lifestyle blogging for students, mountains of grading, one on ones with students, phone calls home, late nights, google hangouts, relationship building, excellent strategies to increase attendance, and so many other ALL IN actions. All of this, while managing personal obstacles. I can't begin to tell you how incredibly proud I am of you all. This is the work of change.


I have been working my way through MLK's speeches that are compiled on apple music. A consistent theme I've heard through all of his speeches is the assurance of struggle in this movement. Change will not come without struggle. But, also at the end of his speeches are consistent reminders of the assurance of hope and freedom that will come at the end of our struggles. No matter what you are struggling through today; a lesson plan, a unit, student relationships, broken systems, whatever it is, rest assured that your struggle is going to bring freedom.

SO,

"Continue to work with the faith that unearned suffering is redemptive..."

ACTION ITEMS

1. 1/18 (MANDATORY)

If you haven't already signed your Mid year Eval, It's due today!

Learn more about this here.

2. Profile

In an effort to get you guys more connected to each other, please complete your slide on this slideshow so everyone can know who each other is! You can reach out to each other and make new friends based on content, interests or if you are just curious about someone!

3. Calendar

Check the calendar to see when I will be visiting your classroom as well as upcoming cohort events!


UPCOMING EVENTS:

1. (Mandatory) ALL Corp Leadership Summit

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021

2. (Mandatory) School Meetings!

It's time for our school meetings again. Instead of doing one on ones this semester, I am

redirecting that time to schedule school/network meetings. This is to continue to live

into our vision of "creat[ing] closeness and connectivity with one another...to solve

problems and create action."

In the past, this time has been a great way for us to build relationship and work towards

systemic change.

VALOR/REPUBLIC

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 4:30-5:30pm CST

INTREPID/ANTIOCH HS/MCMURRAY

Thursday February 18th, 2021 4:20-5:30pm CST

3. (Mandatory) Final 2CM Equity Alliance Theory of Change Presentation

Wednesday, February 24th, 2020


RESOURCES

Teaching Resources:

SHOUT OUT

Shout out to all of you for showing up! There are so many shout outs I want to give for all the stories I heard at happy hour! I was so proud of how you all have showed up. So many things I didn't even know were happening! Home visits, one on one's with students, late nights, balancing personal obstacles, going above and beyond to ensure students come to class, and so many many great things you all are doing!


COHORT VISION:

We are 27 change makers with a lot more in common than we think. Our vision is to create closeness and connectivity with one another, our students, and their families to solve problems and create action.
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