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Weekly Cohort Message 8/31/20

Good Morning, Royal Cohort!!

How about this new website? I'm loving it! Be sure to click the links on my homepage in order to stay connected, see the current observation schedule, update schedules, and more.

I hope each of you had a restful weekend and are pumped and ready for this week! I hope this week brings joy to each of you in an important way.

Here is a quote to remember this week, “When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” - Dalai Lama

Please read through the important information below and complete any action items.

Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

1st and 2nd Year Corps Member Action Items and Updates:

Royal Cohort BOY Meeting (Mandatory)

We experienced some technical difficulties last week therefore the meeting will now be this week on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 6-7 pm.

Here is the Zoom Link for the Meeting: Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Password: 998488

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll): +13126266799,3971494931# or +16465588656,3971494931#

Or Telephone:


+1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)

+1 646 558 8656 (US Toll)

+1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)

+1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)

+1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)

+1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)

Meeting ID: 397 149 4931

Password: 998488

International numbers available:

Classroom Pop Ins (Mandatory)

I will be reaching out to each of you starting this week to schedule our first classroom pop in. After your pop in, be prepared to sign up for a “debrief” day in order to complete your BOY goal setting conversation with me.

All Corps Saturday Summit (Mandatory)

You will be required to attend and All Corps Saturday Summit on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.

From the CM handbook:

CM PD Attendance Expectations

As part of your teacher-leader development, AmeriCorps requirements, and licensure process, you are required to attend professional development sessions through Teach For America. These sessions include 1:1 coaching meetings, small group sessions, cohort meetings, and all-corps events. These experiences collectively make up the total hour requirement for your certification. All professional development experiences are mandatory unless explicitly stated as “optional” or otherwise.

Corps Members CANNOT be considered to be “in good standing'' without completing all required professional development, and failure to do so has implications for certification, AmeriCorps award, and status in the corps.

1:1 Check Ins (Mandatory)

If you have not done so, please sign up for a mandatory 15-minute time slot to check in with me and just get to know each other and let me know any needs that you have right away. I look forward to seeing you soon. Please look at my availability and sign up here: IF you missed your meeting, you are responsible for setting a new meeting.

Submit Class Schedules (Mandatory)

Please submit your class schedule (teaching and planning) times. Find the tab with your last name and add your schedule there. Please input your schedule here:

Wishing you the best!


“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” ~Frederick Douglass

One day, all children in this nation will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

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