Hi Change makers!
Hope you all have had a strong start to your week. As we approach the end of our year together, I have been reflecting on all that we have been through and the tremendous amount of resilience you all have shown. I am so grateful for you all and your dedication to students and families. As we begin to close out the year, it is really important to look back and make meaning of your teaching practice and experience in Nashville. This is so you can become a better educator and leader. 1CMs, the session coming up at the end of April is designed to help you with that. For 2CMs, you will do that reflection at your Induction!
There are a few important things in the Action Items, please review them all.
Keep going. You got this.
2. (1CMs - Mandatory) 1 CM Education of Philosophy and reflection space happening End of April. Here is the link to sign up.
3. (Mandatory) Please begin to to think about your end of year data that you will submit. This will be data for the same assessment you sent me in the fall. This is due May 17th.
4. Please RSVP for our social tomorrow and put in your taco order!
5. (2CMS) Alumni Induction - Thursday, May 20th 2021
OBSERVATIONS for Q4
IN PERSON CMS
Upload a recording of your in-person classroom to this google folder by EOD April 16th. I will give feedback on a first upload, first serve basis. So if you need support and feedback please get it in soon! Please don't be nervous. Send me anything. I am not looking for perfection.
If you'd rather facetime or zoom me in to any of your classes, please just put the time on my calendar that you want me to be on! Schedule time before April 16th, 2021
Business as usual. I will join in your online classes.
1. (1CMS) Philosophy of Education
Link to sign up: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfas5cK-dHF-tABHFE8DcdxZ8WLixilXGNY5GqQRrCjnBL31w/viewform
April 27 @ 5:00-6:15pm CST April 28 @ 5:00-6:15pm CST April 29 @ 5:00-6:15pm CST May 3 @ 5:00-6:15pm CST
2. (2CMS) Alumni Induction
Thursday, May 20th 2021
3. Cohort Social
Tuesday, April 20th 2021
4-6pm @ Azafrán Park (2187 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)
Resource for COVID transition plans and resources here
AMANDA GORMANS POEM LESSON PLAN: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/lessons-plans/lesson-plan-discuss-22-year-old-amanda-gormans-inaugural-poem-the-miracle-morning/
A week of Action: BLM in the Classroom: https://www.blacklivesmatteratschool.com/
Feb 2021: Honoring Black Agency and Joy: https://www.facinghistory.org/educator-resources/current-events/february-2021-honoring-black-agency-black-joy
6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/black-history-month-teaching-resources-matthew-davis
This week's shout out goes to Sasha Thompson! Sasha has built strong relationships with her students and it has allowed her to challenge her students without deterring them from engaging. They are able to accept her challenge and come back to give her stronger and deeper answers. She is always pushing them to think deeper about the why behind their thinking! Kudos Sasha!
OUR BOARD PARENTS
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.