“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
Happy Monday, Chattanooga Pioneers!
Four more days until a much deserved winter break! Benchmarks are over and everyone is now doing virtual learning for the remainder of school for this calendar year- what a crazy semester!!!
There are no new announcements this week, but if you have not submitted your data yet, then please do that ASAP! Also, if you are a 1st year CM and have not attended a Skill Lab, then there will be a make up session one day this week (either Monday or Wednesday check your email for the exact date).
Also huge shout out to Shy Bowers for being our amazing MC for the Pathways Post Corps event last Tuesday night! Way to step into your leadership, Shy! You did an amazing job!
If you have any questions or concerns as we close out this semester and calendar year, please reach out to a coach! If we don’t get to talk to you again before the beginning of the year then we wish all of you a happy holiday season filled with rest, family, friends, and joy!!
Positives Areas of Focus: The following was observed across all Teach For America Classroom last week:
Really clear on expectations for behavior and academics
Most students were compliant and on task
Everyone was teaching toward an instructional goal/CLTs and they are posted
The following will be our focus this week:
Informal or formal CFUs while teaching
routinely or real time
Rigor is very factual recall, and not deepening understanding
Positive reinforcement and narration (academic or SEL)
Consequences or redirection
12/11/20 Past Due: Upload your benchmark data to Google Folder (linked here)
12/14/20: Last Skills Lab: 1st year CMs register for a Skills Lab here .
After the Skills lab send either a video or written reflection to your coach via email answering these questions. Link here. Responses are due 72 hours after you attend the skills lab.
Dates to Remember:
Week of 1/4/20- CM wellness checks
Week of 1/11/20- Learning environment hard reset for 1 CMs
Week of 1/18/20-1/25/20- Mid year conversations
Week of 2/1/20-Pathways Post Corps ( session 2 in a 3 part series)