Each week a weekly question or thought will be shared out through the MURSD curriculum weekly update. Here is a link to this week's entry called: Engaging Parents
The Behavior Code book study launched this week and Most Likely To Succeed book study begins the first week of October. If you are interested in either, please let Maureen know as soon as possible.
What are our beliefs about learning?
Will Richardson challenged us to examine our own beliefs about learning. As a result, many of us have started looking at our beliefs about learning through faculty meetings, discussions, and sharing out in blogs. Here is a sampling of some of our thoughts. We'd love to hear from all of you, so if you have written about your beliefs about learning, please forward them along.
My Beliefs about Learning
Nipmuc: Beliefs about Learning
What I Believe about Learning
The Nest of Inquiry
A Bit O' the Blog
This Week from Twitter
Here are a few articles that were shared out on Twitter that you might find interesting or inspiring.
What it's like to teach and lead in 2017
5 Amazing Ways to Collaborate with Another Class
How to Make Every Grade More like Kindergarten
District Marshmallow Challenge Sept 29
We will be running a district-wide a MakerEd Marshmallow Challenge on the afternoon of Friday, September 29th during your last block of the day. The purpose of the Marshmallow challenge is for students to collaborate around a fun design challenge and reflect on the their process to apply to later projects. It's a great team-building activity.
For those unfamiliar with Marshmallow Challenges Teams of 3-4 students are challenged to build the tallest possible free-standing spaghetti tower that supports a marshmallow on the top in 18 minutes. Students will share their end products and reflections on the process via Flipgrid. The process should take about 60 minutes to complete and debrief.
To sign up your class, please click here. Directions and materials will be provided by me next week.
MCAS 2017 Released Information
If you are looking for more specific information about the Spring MCAS 2017 tests, here is a link to more resources:
MCAS Released 2017 Questions and Student Work