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Friday, June 19, 2015

Give Voice to Others

As one who truly enjoys talking and sharing my point of view, I want to be cognizant of the need to give voice to others.

Next year my focus will be to follow as much as to lead.

Student Voice
I want to establish routines that give students voice on a regular basis. Those routines will include the following:
  • Early year lunch meetings with each child in small groups.
  • Early year special activities with new students and others.
  • Starting each math lesson with student math thinking share. 
  • Greater emphasis on building team skills. (The TEAM in STEAM)
Collegial Voice
  • Making time to listen to colleague's ideas, questions, and perspectives.
  • Working with the collegial team to develop a strong program for students.
Families' Voices
  • Open attitude to families' questions, concerns, and ideas.
  • Welcome family visits, presentations, and expertise.