This was popped up on a slide during our beginning-of-the-year staff development meeting:
– Yong Zhao
The “Friends” bullet item was interesting. How do we purposefully build all of these skills, and the “Friends” skill in particular, through school?
Another tidbit – source not cited. It was mentioned in our grade-level team meeting that if you choose an at-risk student, and spend two minutes a day, every day for ten days, checking in and having a conversation with the kid, it improves his or her outcomes significantly. I didn’t write down what outcomes were measured, or perhaps they weren’t cited. But still.
It reminded me of the time a not-at-risk kid said to me, “Ms. DuPriest, I see you more than I see my mom.”
Students arrive in the classroom tomorrow! We will do our usual norming and pre-assessing and then dive into integers and order of operations.