Monthly Archives: September 2011

Forward Together: Be the Change You Wish to See in the World

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Text-Based Strategies

I received this list of “text-based” strategies from Sue Meier, the principal at Odyssey.  I thought they were pretty useful and figured I would post them here. 1.  Replace the paragraph headings, or label paragraphs A, B, C etc. Ask … Continue reading

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Student Survey on Bullying

The following excerpts are from “What Students Say About Bullying” by Stan Davis and Charisse Nixon in Educational Leadership, September 2011 (Vol. 69, #1, p. 18-23), http://www.ascd.org; Davis can be reached at standavis@yahoo.com, Nixon at cln5@psu.edu.  In a recent Educational Leadership article researchers described what … Continue reading

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Focus Meeting ~ 9.27.2011 (Prezi Link)

  Click the picture below to go to the live Prezi presentation!

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Grade Reporting Timetable

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Our Professional Learning Teams Framework

Here is the framework we will be using this your in our Professional Learning Teams (PLTs).  We will be discussing this at our staff meeting today and will use this as a guide for the year.  This is a work … Continue reading

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Question of the Week # 2: What is your favorite thing about Athena?

This is our second installment of the Video Question of the week.  This week, Mr. G took his iPad around the school asking students and staff what their favorite thing about Athena is. The responses were fascinating… watch the video, … Continue reading

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Proud to be an Athena Trojan (reflections on Curriculum Night)

I have to say… Athena is absolutely the best school, with the best staff, most incredible students and supportive parents I can imagine. I am thoroughly impressed and pumped to be a member of this team. For me, today was … Continue reading

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Lessons from Learning to Ride a Unicycle

Some people say failure is not an option! I say, failing and quitting is not an option! Watch this video and watch me fail a whole bunch… before I succeed.  How about you? What are you challenging yourself with that … Continue reading

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The 5 C’s to Success at Athena

Here is the video being shown at the assemblies on Friday.  I am out of town and can’t deliver the message in person.   Please join me in encouraging our students to come, care, connect, cooperate and challenge themselves.

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