Monday, February 6, 2012

First Session

What a GREAT afternoon!  Five beginning teachers just left our first session!  It was terrific and I felt like we had a lot of "ah has" during our time together.  We read an article from Ruby Payne - and talked about strategies that we could use during the next couple of weeks to engage families.  I also gave each of the teachers a copy of The Parent Playbooks by Joni Samples - we will be using this book for the next few months as a resource and tool.  They were excited --- and the fact that the book identifies the common core standards with each activity is outstanding!  So excited to read their weekly reflections as they reflect on how they are engaging families.  Good things to come... I'll post more after I've read their reflections.

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