Friday, August 21, 2015

Start the School Year with the 3 R's!


What do "The 3 R's" mean to you?




This school year I challenge you 
to look at this set of 3 R's!  
In doing some research for a school leadership project I have been searching for books, articles and videos that address...
RELATIONSHIPS, RELEVANCE, and RIGOR.
Check out this video!


Relationships could be the single most important factor in helping students reach goals in academics and in life.  It's up to us to build positive relationships with students and it starts on day 1!  Take time to learn about students' lives, likes, and dislikes... and don't forget to share your own!

Relevance in curriculum is difficult!  At a time when standards seem to be in limbo and test scores are the predominant focus it is becoming increasingly difficult to bring relevance to the forefront of our teaching.  It is up to us to help students learn to engage and connect to learning.  Take time to communicate the why and not just the what when it comes to learning targets.

Rigor is more than just more difficult or deeper content.  It means setting high expectations for all students.  It's up to us to help students set goals and reach success.  Take time to let students know you believe in them and that they should believe in themselves!

I'm eager to get this school year off to a great start and implement these 3 R's for all students... 
and for myself!  
Have a great school year!



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