Courageously leading a dynamic revolution in Education!
CHECKOUT... Katrina and I will NOT be available for checkout on Monday, May 23rd. Katrina will be back in the office on Tuesday, May 24th. Please let her know when you plan to be in to check out.
then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. " ~Michael Jordan
- P - persist no matter what
- E - endure discomfort
- R - request help
- S - steadfastly hold on to your beliefs and values
- E - envision triumph
- V - very consistently keep at it
- E - embrace adversity as your teacher
- R - refuse to give up
- E - enjoy and celebrate every tiny bit of progress!
Questions? Contact Ellen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
**Observation (Evaluation) Schedules... All observations that were scheduled have been completed! You should have received your 1 page comments concerning the observation event. Remember to schedule your end of the year/summative conversation! Dates are posted below...
I will need the following forms and documentation from the following people.
Self Evaluation (originally due 9/10) - Kathy Novak
Goals and Individual Development Plan (originally due 9/10) - Kathy Novak
Lesson Reflection (originally due 11/19/10) - Kathy Novak, Joel Halpine
- My schedule is updated... look closely. There may be days that we can meet either before or after workshops or meetings; we might also be able to meet in an alternate location.
- August 11th OR August 12th - CPI Refresher Training (You must sign up for one day OR the other... this is a one day event.)
- August 16th - ESU 4 Health Day @ the Learning Center
- August 17th - ESU 4 - ALL STAFF REPORT @ NCECBVI
- August 18th - Early Childhood Cadre Meeting for all providers serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers @ ESU 4 Office. To register, log on to the ESU 4 Registration website.
What does it mean to be a leader at ESU 4? (Activity: Define "Leadership" in 10 words or less.)
- It means... "Guiding and empowering with respect, understand and integrity."
- It means... "Building and empowering relationships through trust, respect and knowledge."
So... Lighten up!!!
Time Management 101... In the interest of trying to support some of you who are still working on the resolution to be better organized in 2011, I found this article from the Harvard Business Review booklet by way of the "Marshall Memo" that is sent to ESUs every couple of weeks. CEO Peter Bregman recommends a 4 step-process each day...
1) Plan for the day (5 minutes)... before you even turn on the computer! Make your list; similar to decide which "frog" you're going to eat.
2) Calendar the day... take out your calendar and schedule your top priorities into specific time slots, putting the hardest and most important items earlier in the day. (Sound familiar, frog fans?)
3) Refocus for one minute every hour... set your phone, watch, computer to ring every hour. When it rings, stop what you're doing, take a deep breath, look at your list and ask if your last hour was productive. Then, look at your calendar and recommit yourself to how you're going to use the next hour.
4) Review (5 minutes)... At the end of the day, shut off your computer and look back on the day. What worked? Did you get distracted? What can you do better tomorrow?
The correct answer is... ALWAYS!!!
Never stop playing the game!