Tuesday, March 28, 2017

A Reader Asks... STAAR Review

A LYS Principal asks the following:

SC,

Just checking in to see if we’re on the right track.  We have our 18-day embedded STAAR review set up and running in our 8th grade classes. But I’m wondering if this is the most effective way to provide additional support for struggling students.  Right now, before school we have 2-days per week we can use for additional Math support and 2-days per week for additional Reading support. Is there is any format that would be better?

SC Response
I checked with another LYS coach and here is what she shared.

The review structure is good, stick with the plan.  You should take a deeper look at the STAAR Test. Study which TEKS are assessed the most and cross reference that with your campus common assessment data. Then during the before school sessions tutor on the deepest holes that are also the most assessed, then next most assessed and so on.  That way you get the biggest bang for your buck.

Also, make sure you are have students practice with multi-step process and STAAR similar questions.  Facts in isolation work is of little use. 

Finally, don’t forget your 6th and 7th graders.

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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 National Principals Conference; 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, March 27, 2017

Top LYS Tweets from the Week of March 19, 2017

If you are not following @LYSNation on Twitter, then you missed the Top 10 LYS Tweets from the week of March 19, 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. My March for a Cure goal is 200 PowerWalks. (By @cfbd0ed4daab4f2)

2. Anyone can follow the crowd or turn a blind eye to injustice. It takes conviction, and courage to stand for that which is right! (By @clwilkens)

3. Hard places are hard. But they are the very things that strengthen our character and make us resilient. (By @clwilkens)

4. Stop telling kids you’re bad at math. You are spreading math anxiety ‘like a virus.’ (By @tedfujimoto)

5. "People are waking up to the fact that our public schools are under attack." (By @RachelReko)

6. Put yourself in situations where others depend on you. You won’t matter until you matter to others. (By @Leadershipfreak)

7. Texas students outperform voucher states on key academic benchmarks. (By @tasbnews)

8. Be the person people turn to when they need to get something done! (By @Leadershipfreak)

9. We must always strive to make it easier to vote, not harder. The work continues. (By @billclinton)

10. Don't forget those families who want a pool voucher to "home pool" their children. (By @RatliffT)

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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 National Principals Conference; 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

Sunday, March 26, 2017

March For A Cure Update (3/25/17)

March for a Cure? Yes, MARCH FOR A CURE! 

For every PowerWalks classroom observation conducted this month, LYS will donate 5¢ to the American Cancer Society. Every PowerWalks observer who conducts 200 or more classroom observations this month gets a March For A Cure T-shirt.   

I march for Gerald Burnett, Margaret Nold, and Phyllis Nold. 

Who do you march for?

This coming week is the last week of the March For A Cure Challenge.  So get out of your office…


Visit Classrooms… Beat Cancer!



















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 National Principals Conference; 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

Saturday, March 25, 2017

March For a Cure Update (3/25/17)

March for a Cure? Yes, MARCH FOR A CURE! 

For every PowerWalks classroom observation conducted this month, LYS will donate 5¢ to the American Cancer Society. Every PowerWalks observer who conducts 200 or more classroom observations this month gets a March For A Cure T-shirt.   

I march for Gerald Burnett, Margaret Nold, and Phyllis Nold. 

Who do you march for?

This coming week is the last week of the March For A Cure Challenge.  So get out of your office…


Visit Classrooms… Beat Cancer!



















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 National Principals Conference; 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