All Smiles!

Update for Oct 13-17

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What happens when you give students choice in their learning? All smiles.

What happens when you allow teachers to share something they are passionate about with others? All smiles.

What happens to the leaders who see their students’ interests matched with their teachers’ passions? 

All smiles.

I will always remember Friday, October 10, 2014 as a day when I couldn’t stop smiling.  It was an amazing effort to coordinate 35 unique learning sessions and 900+ students, but it was even more amazing to see the excitement, to hear the conversation, and to feel the energy that morning.

I continue to reflect on our day and I keep coming back to the question “What are the implications for learning at school?”.  We are starting to get past assumptions and move beyond barriers in order to connect each child’s learning experience to something bigger.

Thank you so much for making Kids EdCamp such a huge success.  We talked, we dreamed, and then, we made it happen.  We are beginning to explore what is possible for kids and I can’t wait to see what can do next.

Upcoming Dates

Mon Oct 13, 2014   
3:35-4:20 ADE/DCR Staff Meeting at ADE
6:30pm – 7pm PTO Executive Mtg
7pm – 8pm PTO General Mtg

Tue Oct 14, 2014
8:00-8:45am Conversation about PBIS — This is a voluntary meeting. We will be discussing the guiding principles that will define the expectations for Alton Darby. We hope that you can join!

6pm Mr. Gill Concert for PreSchool in ADE Gym

Wed Oct 15, 2014
2:15pm – Lockdown Drill

Thu Oct 16, 2014   
Spirit Day/Crazy Sock Day! (Socktober)

Fri Oct 17, 2014

Central Ohio In-Service Day – No School for Students

Wed Oct 22, 2014
Data Team Half-Day Meeting — 5th Grade AM; 4th Grade PM
3:35-4:20 ADE/DCR Staff Meeting at ADE

Thu Oct 23, 2014
Data Team Half-Day Meeting — 3rd Grade AM; 2nd Grade PM

Mon Oct 27, 2014
Yearbook Art Contest Begins (Ends Nov 7)

Tue Oct 28, 2014
Fall Concert at Bradley High School

Thu Oct 30, 2014
Data Team Half-Day Meeting — Kindergarten AM; 1st Grade PM
5:30pm – 6:30pm Market Day

Fri Oct 31, 2014

Tue Nov 4, 2014
Waiver Day – More information to come!

Fri Nov 7, 2014
Newsletter Home
Yearbook Art Contest Ends
8am – 9am Building Advisory Committee Meeting

Articles worth reading

“How Dream Coordinators at Schools Help Students Reach Goals | MindShift”

“Balancing Opportunities for Children to Think and Talk About Text”

“8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader”

“20% is Not Enough”

“How To Teach Math With LEGOs”

Videos worth watching


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