Life Long Learners = Exceptional Teachers

Growth Mindset for Achievement= Learning and Stretching

This week I challenge you to find the time and explore the articles listed below – perhaps at least one. : )

If you are unsure what a QR Code is – find out!


3 Great Things Seen or Heard

Charlotte Grace has Arrived! Congrats Jen and Pete : )

Congrats to Ms. MacLean’s 5th Grade for participating in the Arcademic’s Multiplication Cup! Third Place in the Nation! If you have not signed up for this website yet, check it out!

Students in Mrs. Egan’s class are loving Skoolbo! Check it out on the i-Pads as an app or on the web here:

2 Thoughtful Quotes for Growth

“Intelligence and academic achievement are very much under people’s control.” Richard Nisbett

“Conflict among collaborators can feel like a failure, but differences in perspective are a core reason for teamwork in the first place, and resolving them effectively creates opportunity.” Amy Edmondson

1 Question for Reflection

In order to be successful as an educator in the present tides of change, you need to always be learning and taking risks. What are some ways you ensure this is happening?

Mark Your Calendars

Monday, March 3rd: Read Across America!

Tuesday, March 4th: Early Release Day: Please complete your math benchmarks: Math PD beginning at 12:15, Lisa Central Office Meeting on pilot for PARCC

Wednesday, March 5th: Grade 2 and 3 Family Math and Science Night @6:00, Staff Meeting 2:30-3:15, Lisa and Ilene to BHS for 504 training 3:15-5:15

Thursday, March 6th: Lisa – 7:30 AM for SPED meeting with Principals

Friday, March 7th: Trimester End, GLM for TLC at 1:10, Grades 3-5 Math Benchmarks due to Noel

* Grade 5 Performance for School on March 10th, 5th Grade Performance and Open House on March 12th @6:30, Last OR Writing Meeting on March 14th, Grade 1 and 2 please have your spreadsheets to Noel.

Articles Worth Reading

Powerful Beliefs that will Free You from Negativity via @marcandangel

How Does PBL Work? via @Edutopia

Design Infographics for Common-Core via @DrSpikeCook

Secrets of Teachers Who Love Their Jobs: Always be a Learner via @coolcatteacher

20 Twitter Hashtags Every Teacher Should Know About via @edudemic

Have You Started Using QR Codes in Your Classroom Yet? via @GettingSmart

100 of The Best Educational Games for the I-Pad via @TeachThought

Video Worth Watching for a Smile : ) 


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