Wednesday, August 23, 2017

A Reader Asks... Lesson Frame Depth

A LYS Teacher asks the following question:

SC,

How much detail should my Lesson Frame include?

SC Response
The Short Answer: Just enough.

The Slightly Longer Answer: Great question, that a number of teachers struggle with.  Your Lesson Frame needs just enough details so the students know what they will be working on during that particular lesson (OBJECTIVE) and how they will demonstrate that they learned the most important element of that particular lesson (CLOSE). 

In practice, this means that your Objective can be written in one to three sentences and your Close can be written in one to three sentences.  Save the in-depth information for the actual lesson.

Don’t forget that we train campuses on this and the other elements of The Fundamental 5. Call us if we can provide some additional assistance.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Best Gets Better - PowerWalks Updates

The most powerful formative classroom observation system just keeps get better.  We are proud to announce the updates and improvements to the PowerWalks Formative Observation System for the 2017/2018 school year.

The classroom observation form has been streamlined and updated to reflect the improved understanding of instructional best practices.

There are FIVE new standard reports! My favorites are the Shaping Practices Report, The Fundamental 5 Growth Potential Report, and The Fundamental 5 Quality Report.

For our Texas and Kentucky schools there are the T-TESS Formative Snapshot and a PGES Formative Snapshot.

There is a matrix builder to assist in the scheduling which classrooms are to be visited by which observer on a particular day.

These are just the major upgrades.  There are ton of smaller upgrades to enhance the user's experience.

For a demonstration of the system, you can either email Dr. Jim Davis at J.Davis@LeadYourSchool.com or call Jo Hoeppner at (832) 477-5323.

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn...
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook

Monday, August 21, 2017

LYS Tweets from the Week of August 13, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of August 13, 2017 when they were first posted.  And if you are on Twitter, you might want to check out the Tweeters who made this week’s list.

1. In Mary we see that humility is not a virtue of the weak but of the strong who don’t have to treat others badly to feel important. (By @Pontifex)

2. If you stand and march "peacefully" with white supremacists, you are not a good person. You are a white supremacist. There is no grey area. (By @LYSNation)

3. Providing Nazis and white supremacists any cover is the same as siding with the arsonist over firefighters. There are two sides. Right and wrong. (By @LYSNation)

4. Note to preachers: white supremacy and racial bigotry are evil. Such views must be condemned by us in the strongest possible terms. (By @pastors4txkids)

5. White supremacists aren't patriots, they're traitors. Americans must unite against hatred and bigotry. (By @SenJohnMcCain)

6. We cannot renounce what we will not name. It's called White Supremacy. And it is from hell. Call it. Condemn it. (By @BethMoore_PM)

7. Doing what's right isn't always going to be the most popular choice. Have the strength to do it anyway. (By @justintarte)

8. Courage isn't following through on what you've always done; it's strength to abandon what you've always done when you know it's not working. (By @justintarte)

9. "Do the ordinary extraordinarily well." (By HJHTweet)

10. You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life. -Winston Churchill (By @Leadershipfreak)

Think. Work. Achieve.

Your turn... 
  • Call Jo at (832) 477-LEAD to order your campus set of “The Fundamental 5: The Formula for Quality Instruction.” Individual copies available on Amazon.com!  http://tinyurl.com/Fundamental5 
  • Upcoming Conference Presentations: The Fundamental 5 National Summit (Keynote) 
  • Now at the Apple App Store: Fun 5 Timer (Fundamental 5 Delivery Tool); PowerWalks CLC (Networked Formative Observation Tool) 
  • Follow Sean Cain and LYS on www.Twitter.com/LYSNation  and like Lead Your School on Facebook