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InnovationWhole ChildStudent Success Reimagine EducationBeyond Traditional MetricsStudent AgencyMindful LearnersGlobal CitizensSolution Seekers Effective Communicators Inspired Innovators Skillful CollaboratorsMaker EducationInterdisciplinary LearningAuthentic LearningLook through the strategic plan and choose any additional phrase(s) and/or word(s) you think should be further defined as part of our professional vocabulary and learning culture.
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It means success on multiple levels, including academic, social, emotional. Each student should also have their own idea of what their success looks like.Students should have experiences outside the classroom, such as opportunities for internships, community service, etcStudents should build self-awareness about how they work in a group and what skills they have to offer in a group setting, and be able to use these skills in all areasFeedback and Reflection
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Defined by the student.How do we continue to "disrupt ed." when we still have to teach to the test?Not just student choice, but also feeling a sense of self-competency and confidence.social/emotional learning, student agency, mindfulness
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Each learner reaches their goal using various toolsAllowing learners to feel empowered in the classroom and share their opinions and/or ideasEach learner is working together towards one goal
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a journey of self-fulfillmentKeeping up with ever changing world of learningStudents taking ownership of their own learning
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social-emotional thrivingauthentic learning experiencesauthentic learning versus standardized testingvoice and choiceare willing to try new ideas, adapt as needed, and recognize mistakesdraw upon the expertise of fellow peers and teachersmaking connections across the curriculumlearning experiences that connect with the real world community outside of the classroom
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Incorporating more hands on activities in place of traditional workWorking respectfully with others (both teachers and students). Being flexible. Real world learning experiences- move away from worksheets. More personalized learning.
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Ability to thrive in a variety of settings and situations, within a diverse group of individuals.Ability to recognize a need/opportunity and seek out resources in order to achieve goals. Learning which takes place applying the expertise of variousbeyond the walls of the classroom /discipline.
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meeting individual needsthriving as a learner in the classroom communitymember of their communities and understand perspectives and needs of othersability to use a variety of resources to address challenges
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Students have a voice in the process of learningBeing well rounded and empathetic towards othersCollaborating demonstrates learning to be a good listener and to try different ideas
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In order to be an effective teacher, you need to teach the whole child- thinking about all of the things that make up the child- meaning community, friends, parents, school, family, medical

Teachers are more concerned about student growth rather than proficiency standards. Students have a growth mindset, understand that it is okay to fail as long as you reflect and learn from your mistakes.
Giving learners choice and a voice. Allowing learners to be mindful when choosing what they want to learn- allowing them to personalize their own learning so they can take ownership and feel empowered.
Enjoying working together while exercising flexibility, sharing responsibility, being inclusive, and learning when to share and when to listen.
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they feel accomplished and that they achieved, no matter the outcome. They persevered and feel confident in who they are. Real life skills, growth as an educator, taking risksBeyond test results, focus on the whole child and not just test resultsChoice in how and what they learnPassionate about what they are learning, natural curiosity
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Empowering a child to thrive emotionally, physically, intellectually and socially.The ability to solve problems on their own. To have empathy within the context of all cultures and communities. Ability to work with others with kindness and patience while still having one's own voice be heard.
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Encouraging individuality!Sharing culture and language within classroom walls and beyond.1Having real world experiences that spark enthusiasm in our learners and set them on a quest of self-motivated discovery. Effective communicators (it wouldn't let me put it in up there): Having the confidence to share out or speak one's truth in a supportive and respectful environment.
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Flexible, creativeAcademic and social emotional Productive and well adjusted member of societyBeing able to continue to try and not give up after multiple failures. We have programmed that failure is bad.
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The "Whole Child" refers to all parts of the child's experiences in their life. Home life (family and extended family), circumstances within the family that could be causing trauma (financial instability, health instability), physical health of the child, emotional health of the child, are basic needs being met, friendships, relationships with mentor adults....An effective communicator is able to speak, write, draw, create media, perform, etc... to make their thoughts and ideas clearly understood to others.A skillful collaborator is someone who can share thoughts, ideas, plans, with others within a group. Skillful collaborators participate in discussions, creating plans, building (and many other tasks) in many different ways, but ultimately, sharing an equal amount of the collaboration.
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rotating schedule for all/backwards day for elementary schoolpeer mentoringFeature positive news about 4-6 kids per day .Ginding additional ways to assess successConvene committee to study grading practices.Students suggest ideas for lottery of projects.Have community leaders come in to work with students.Make projects be purposeful. Provide suggestions.Develop at least one unit per year in collaboration with a teammate from another discipline.
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new ideas, out-of-the-box thinkingacademic, social-emotional needslearning, perseverance, reflectionshift in mindset about learningstudent self-reflection on learning, growth mindsetchoice, passionawareness, reflectiveperspectives, toleranceproblem-solving, multiple approaches to a problemself-awareness, advocate for themselves, reflecting on other's ideas, good listenercreativity, identifying problems and developing solutionsgood listener, reflective, respectful, mindful of others, able to express ideasdriven by personal passions, process not productcollaborating with all content areas, making connectionsreal-world connections, making learning meaningfulthrive
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Developing new ideas in order to solve problems. Taking risks and thinking in new ways. Giving more responsibility to our students to plan and reflect on their own learning.Looking at more than a student's academic profile. Taking into consideration their thoughts, feelings, emotions, soft skills, interests, non-scholastic abilities, while acknowledging the student as meaning-maker.Different for every child. Success is kids finding their way, developing their interests, becoming a productive member of their community. Success is chasing down what makes us happy. Success is looking outside ourselves and making a contribution that benefits others.Students need to be able to communicate with a larger audience and they'll need skills to communicate globally. Empathy is critical here. Innovation often happens when kids have an opportunity to explore their own interests. Authentic learning can happen when kids are motivated to learn something because they want to be able to MAKE something.
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At the elementary level, an effective communicator should be able to present his or her ideas clearly. The form of communication is different in each age/grade level. The form of communication should also be related to the specific task or project, i.e. written book report that can also be presented to the group orally or on the Smart Board. This is and has been a key component to effective learning at the elementary level. Although this might look different at each grade level, certain characteristics remain the same, i.e. active listening, full engagement , and flexibility.
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Learners value different perspectives and appreciate cultural differences.Learners develop a solution to a problem or challenge.Learners make connections between content in different subjects.Learning culture - respectful, clean and healthful environment in which for all members of the school community feel as if their needs are being met so they can thrive.
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Introduce something different and new that is meaningful and has longevity.Thinking of the student as an integral individual (head, shoulders, knees and toes as brain, heart, health and being self aware)."I did it!"Authentic, meaningful Product, reliable, transferable to different disciplines.Students have ownership on what they learn. That will lead to collaborative learning and mindfulness.Not being afraid to make mistakes. Being meta cognitive about what they know. Understanding that the world goes beyond the borders of your own country. Also being able to accept and respect different cultures. Transform a problem into a solution (don't give up, trial and error)Being able to express their toughs and ideas in an authentic way.Spark curiosity to feel free enough to create. Use their strength to add something meaningful
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Create something that is meaning. In the third grade classroom, innovation is found when students are given the opportunities and materials to solve problems and create solutions. The process is where the most learning occurs. Creating games based on skills learned in order to practice. The social and emotional components that allow a child to be ready to learn. They are able to perform and succeed when they are in the right state of mind, calm, relaxed. They have to be in the right frame of mind in order to learn. Evaluations, goal setting, monitoring growth. Striving towards and achieving goals that have been established.Looking at education through a different lens. Thinking about the skills that the students need in order to grow and be successful in the future. Using tools other than tests to measure achievement.Giving the students choices. Opportunity to choose what they want to learn about and in which ways they want to demonstrate their learning. Being aware of what you are learning. Staying present in the moment. Aware of why you are leaning what you are learning. Utilizing knowledge as life learners. Language knowledge. Awareness about different cultures and belief systems. Looking at a problem as an opportunity to grow. Communicating thoughts, and beliefs in effective ways. Listening and seeing others' viewpoints.
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is when skills and tools are used in a new way to solve a problem.includes the mind, body, and heart, of a child as well as how they relate to themselves and others.
has happened when students have the skills, knowledge and competencies necessary to be fully themselves and make a contribution to society.is to develop policies, protocols and practices that address current and future needs instead of following those from the past.is looking beyond that which has been measured in the past (ex: MCAS) to encompass all that makes up the whole child.is support that maximizes voice and choice for all children at their developmental level.are learners who know how they learn and can monitor and direct their own learning.are those who respect other perspectives and priorities, concern for the health and well being of all people, care for the health of the Earth as well as the local environment.
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Turning ideas into solutionsSocial, emotional, academicGrowth mindset
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Using modern learning instructional strategies to give students a more modern education.A student who recognizes the world around them and takes responsibility to help make the world a better place.Using real world experiences to allow the student to create a meaningful, personal and shared learning experience.Engagement
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physical, social emotional and academic characteristics are addressed To grow in all areas as defined in the "whole child"Trying to explain and show students why the subject matter is important to learn and how it relates to everyday life. Thus, engaging the learner to understand and grasp the taught lesson(s).
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A successful student is happy, confident, social, communicative and willing to take risks.An effective communicator needs to be a good listener, problem solver and negotiator. Skillful collaborators recognize that they have more similarities than differences when we work together. Skillful collaborators are flexible thinkers- elementary school students in a group project using flexible thinking and active listening.
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Thinking outside the box to solve a problem/complete a task (inquiry labs)Not just a test score - sliding scale for achievement - addresses the child as a wholeBeing able to help students learn how they learn best - figuring out what works best for themCheating is not the answerListeners who respond appropriately to who they are actively listening toWhen two or more topics come together to give a lesson that incorporates multiple areas of academiaSocial-emotional learning
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A child who is developing physically, mentally, socially and academically.Someone who is open to accepting other cultures, beliefs and spirituality. Someone who is not only a good speaker to an audience but also is a good listener and can voice their ideas and beliefs effectively.Effective Service Provider
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one who is thriving, happy, safe, engaged, motivatedexcited and creative students who think outside the box about real world problemseducation that crosses into other subject areas and relates them to each other authentic experience
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Each learner feels confident in his or her abilities to accomplish a task, master a skill, use resources to learn, cope with our ever changing world, and leave our district as a lifelong learner.A learner who can focus on a problem, break it down, and develop steps or strategies to begin the work of seeking a solution.
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Every learners' success will look different because of their skills. Students should have a growth mindset and therefore their success is ongoing. Students are encouraged and guided yet they still have a voice in their learning. Students are more engaged in their learning, and teachers become facilitators. At the middle school level every learner is excited and collaborating with others in the room while making real world connections. Students are given opportunities to communicate in a variety of ways with others. More opportunities should be given in the early grades to present in small groups so that students will be more comfortable in presenting when they head to high school.
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Thinking outside the box, going through uncharted territories, new expereincesall needs of an individual child beyond the academics.Self motivation, teaching mistakes and failure is okay, set goals, take risksAcknowledge that school and society is different from when we were in school.assessing students through a variety of methodstaking ownership of their learningcollboration
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Looking to a method of assessing and grading that can encompass all of what we are trying to accomplish: agency, SEL, authentic projects, etc. Mindful learners understand the thinking and skills that they are using to move through a process. They know what they have done to be successful and are comfortable identifying what areas they need to strengthen for next time. They have a growth mindset and are not afraid to move into areas of challenge because they have learned how to improve skills.Solution seekers are creators who actively explore options and are not afraid of not getting it right the first time. They use failures as an opportunity to learn more. in doing so, they become more able to learn independently of a set recipe. they see themselves as directors of their own learning and grow comfortable with this. They understand the need for collaboration and work with others to get to a result. Global learning - how to find opportunities happen?
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Looking for a method for assessing and grading that can encompass all that we are trying to accomplish: student agency, authentic projects, social-emotional learning, etc.Mindful learners understand the thinking and the skills they are using through the process of their learning. Mindful learners are aware of their strengths and weaknesses and use this understanding to grow in their learning. Mindful learners have a growth mindset. Solution seekers are creators who actively explore options and are not afraid of not getting it right the first time. They use failures as a learning opportunity. They see themselves as directors of their own learning. They understand the importance of collaboration in the process of creating. Authentic Experiences, Global Learning
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Students have the opportunity to try things that are new to them. This could be a new style of writing or new type of literature, but it could also be encouraging the student to stretch themselves outside of their comfort zone. Trying things that may seem different or scary at first, but they persevere and find the value in it.Every child is treated fairly, and encouraged to be their own person. Every child, no matter the circumstance is provided a safe and loving environment. This means appreciating differences, providing different opportunities for every learner, and getting to know each student to understand who they are.Appreciating and celebrating all types of success. No success is too big or too small, but making sure that all students feel valued and celebrated at some point in the year. This can also be students celebrating students. It does not always have to come from the teacher. We are all a team.More project based learning that allows students to look at more real world application. During the panel discussion- Ferris Bueller's Day off, the students all said that they learn better and remember things that are related to the every day world. This means getting to know their interests, hobbies, and passions; and finding a way to incorporate it into lessons.Limit test taking and homework and allow for more authenticity. This could mean taking the students outside of the classroom more, and having them take part in internships in order to discover their passions or support their already found passions.Giving students a voice and allowing them to become leaders of their own learning. If they feel proud about what they are doing, then in return they will learn better and influence others.Students who are more compassionate, empathetic, and understanding about the environment we live in. This means students are cautious of others views and opinions in the classroom, but are in a safe environment where they feel comfortable to express their own views, while still noticing differences.Students that take part in the outside world. It is bigger than curriculum. Students who are supporting a cause or foundation in order to better themselves will allow for more opportunity of growth. It will also make the student more well rounded, and they will be able to teach others in a classroom setting about their citizenship.Students who seek out the teacher less for answers and trust in themselves to find the answer. This will not happen overnight, but by building the students confidence, and showing them the importance of preparation, they will feel confident to find solutions.Students that are leaders and stand up for what is right or wrong. They can work through problems and inspire others. The student that can find the "yes," and or not eager to take the easy way out. They can communicate and collaborate with peers, adults, and younger groups in order to find common grounds.Students that are passionate about their interests, but can also find value in something they do not love. This means being a leader and helping others through a piece of literature or tough vocabulary. Inspiring others to be their very best.Listening to others and knowing when to speak and listen. A student that can take all parts of a team and work to inspire those around them. Also, a student that can express confusion, and feels safe to voice concern.Hands on learning that incorporate project based learning in order to apply more real world application. Students love to feel like what they are doing matters, so allowing them opportunity to build.
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are individuals that see a problem with one answer, not as an unsurmountable task, but rather a challenge with several creative solutions. (20 Time)can articulate their opinions/feelings/knowledge, can recognize and connect with their audience, and can listen effectively and empathize with others. (Oral presentations, debates, etc.)can effectively communicate and delegate tasks while harnessing the strengths of group members to solve a problem. (videos, science labs, etc.)EMPOWER MEANINGFUL
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Something that is new or viewing it in a new way.Considering the child inside and outside of the classroom.Allowing students to fail and learn from that failure.A definition of student agency is needed for the community and others outside of academia.
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CreatingSocial and emotional, not just academicsindividual progress in skill, knowledge or abilityaccountability and owning your learningempathy beyond personal, cultural, societal borders to provide solutions for common problems across the world.Authentic Work
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Identifying individual needs and digging deeper in order to get to understand what inspires them. Giving ownership to students as to how they want to learn the content. This allows for them to relate these real-world applications to their interests. Beyond understanding the content, students must be able to effectively collaborate in order to be successful in the real world.
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Students are given opportunity to try things that are new to them. This could include exposing them to new kinds of writing for composition and for reading/analysis. This could also include stretching kids out of their comfort zones. For example, one of the students involved in the panel shared that he did not initially like public speaking, but because his teacher forced it, he found over time that he both enjoyed it and excelled in it. The teacher considers not only the academic ability and performance, but also gets to know the students on a more personal level. This would include hobbies, interests, learning style, and social-emotional needs. Students are successful when they have the foundational skills and knowledge needed to be functioning members of society and to succeed in college. This includes the ability to work through a full length text, engage in analysis of that text and communicate about it effectively.Centers on project based learning and student choice. Assessments move beyond tests. Projects have been a valuable way to do this. I've found conferences to also be an effective method.Giving students choice in what they learn and how they learn it. I believe this has to be done within reason and in appropriate context. There are topics/skills that must be covered in order for students to achieve success in life. Therefore, there must be a balance.Students are reflective about what they've learned, how they've learned it and how that process will improve them as individuals. Conferences and student reflection pieces can achieve this.Students are knowledgable about world events, and develop informed opinions about topics that affect the world as a whole. This leads to greater empathy and a less insular viewpoint. It may include direct interaction with other places.Students recognize the path to success and actively engage in habits that allow them to solve problems. For many high schoolers, this includes self-advocacy skills, organization and responsibility. However, it can also apply to any problem that a teacher poses to a student about the content with the expectation that a student will use resources to come to an answer. Students should be able to organize their ideas and express them cogently in both writing and speaking exercises. This can be in the form of formal essays, speeches, or even the interpersonal communication involved in group work. Students need to learn to adapt their way of communicating based on audience and purpose.Students discover that the information they learn can then be translated into a product. This is a real life skill. I needed to learn the basics of pedagogy and my subject matter before I could put it into practice in the classroom. A doctor must learn about human anatomy before entering surgery. However, if students know that the knowledge can be used to innovate, it can become more meaningful. Students learn to work together in a cooperative fashion, sharing the work load equally, and learning to call upon each other's strength's for the greatest success. For example, in a group project or literature circles, students can choose a "job" or "role" that most calls upon their individual strengths.
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individuality, life skillssocial emotional/mental health being comfortable with their own emotionsagency, high expectations, efforttechnologychoiceyoga, breathing Spanish language opportunities for all elementary students, not just someteam building activities, productive strugglespeaking and listening skillsbring in real world community membersagency in topic and partners , social skillsproject based learningproject based learningproject based learning
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Students ownership of their learning for content and/or product choice for demonstration of their learning.Believing that positive mindset and perseverance will take a learner farther than natural ability.Identify a problem, creative in seeking a method of solution, and reflective in evaluating a solution for validity -perseverance when solution is invalid to start the process over.
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Whole child encompasses culture, health (mental and physical), learning style, strengths, weaknesses, socioeconomic status.
Looks like: The teacher must be aware of the above and should use the information without prejudice to help the child reach potential.
Students should be able to use an amalgamation of skills to apply to life, job, etc.
Looks like: Integration of skills and learning experiences with Global community.
Please further define. Students who can effectively listen and, in turn, respond in an appropriate and understandable spoken or written response.
Looks like: Students should know their audience, be knowledgeable about subject/topic, and be able to support with use of facts, data, other sources of
reliable knowledge.
please further defineplease further define
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Exercises flexibility and willingness to try on or build on the ideas of others when they differ from one's ownGrowth mindsetTakes risks as learners and not be afraid to failNo standardized testsUse a wide range of techniquesPrograms and practices that appeal to their interestsSuccessfully regulates ones emotions, thoughts, and behaviorsDemonstrates value for diversityProblem solvingGives opinionUsing a wide variety of creation techniquesExercises flexibilityHands on learningFinding new ways to the same thingClear connections to real world
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Consideration for the fact that learning is influenced by background, social-emotional state, perspective, belief systems, etc. Our classrooms aren't a vacuum, and that doesn't have to be negative. Utilizing developing social-emotional skills to assess your audience to shape communication effectively. Adjusting tone, body language, word choice, style, etc. to strengthen the impact of your message.Able to collaborate with many different people - not just friends. Possess the skills necessary to contribute meaningfully to the task.Thrive. Passionate.
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Taking the usual and making it unusual Mind, body, and spiritAutonomy, making choices about your own learningTaking the point of view of others and appreciating that there are different ways of doing things that can all be correct ~ global empathy
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Using coding & statistical analysis to explore science issuesready to leave Nipmuc and move on successfully to their next destinationallowing students to have a voice in how they learnIncrease in involvement in extra curricular academic programs (Deca, debate, science clubs etc)
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Students and teachers are encouraged to imagine new things, incorporate technologyFocused on not only academics, but also mental and emotional development.Students are encouraged to take ownership on their own learning, and they grow up to be functioning, caring citizens of the worldGetting out of your comfort zone as a teacher, and let students lead the way.Students are assessed not with a number or letter, but with real feedback from presentations, fairs, collaborations...Students pursue their passions, advocate for themselves, guide their learning, and create their own projects.Students understand how their brain works, their personal learning proceses, and how to use that knowledge to become better learners.Students understand, and discuss global issues, and participate in finding solutions to them.Students are guided on identifying a problem, and helped to select a path to solve a problemStudents learn new skills through the creation of meaningful projects of their choosing.Students take curriculum and relate it to the real world, or connect a real world experience with a curriculum standard.community involvement
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students taking ownership of their learning for content, and demonstration of their learninglearning is a life-long journey, positive attitude and an open mind guides your path, recognizing and appreciating that mistakes are part of the learning process reflect on work and identify a problem, creative in finding a new approach or method to address the problem, will persevere to find the best solution
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Encouraging students to make choices about what they learn and how they learn.Acquiring the writing skills to do any type of writing effectively. Learning to work collaboratively as a leader and a follower.
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Trying new thingsPhysical health, mental health, academic healthMeeting or exceeding their own potential for growth and learningThe desire and ability to persist towards goalsAdaptability
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Being staff member's that provides support services-we value self-advocacy, communication, and relationship building. We think that these tools will aide a student to be successful in all domains. Preparing students to be mindful learners means supporting them to assess their ability to recognize emotions, regulate emotions, and be cognizant of how their behaviors related to emotional regualtion impacts others. We must teach students how to learn the skills that they need to strengthen. We must teach students that this is a goal of all mindful learners and all learners deserve repect, acceptance, and non-judgement. To prepare students for success they need to develop healthy interpersonal relationships, empathy for others, respect for diversity and diverse learning styles. During the course of teaching children to work with partners and groups (life skills) it is mportant to role model and tech the skills and mindset listed above.
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That is the level in which they achieve the portrait of a graduate.A student who can recognize connections, points of view and the value of the world around them. A student who is able to efficiently express their thoughts in a concise manner through any available means offered. A student who understands the concept of a team and how a team can succeed.Empathy
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Looking outside traditional classroom learning to build a structure in which students can explore their worldLetting students choose the lens through which they learnPeople who are open to learning about their own cultures as well as the cultures of other people in order to better understand the world they live in.
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As part of the student support services team, student success includes self-worth, self-esteem and effective relationships with others within their educational community. Recognizing when a students' social and environmental situation impedes their ability to engage in their learning. Students should feel supported and respected even when their challenges impede their ability to travel on the educational path. Communication is paramount. Effective communication enables one to convey their knowledge, share their thoughts and emotions, and establish meaningful relationships. I consider "communication" the most important requisite to foster independent and meaningful life experiences. Accountability
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Social/Emotional componentproviding choices for what students learn and how they learnteaching awareness of preferred learning styles for each individual student
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project-based learningsocial/ emotional learningdifferentiation
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Students understand that Mendon/Upton is a small place and that there is a bigger world outside we need to connect to. Students work on their reading/writing/editing/oral skills and realize that there is more than ONE way to communicate their ideas. When possible give students the opportunity to pick their topic or pick their groups. This is part of the learning experience.
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Socially, Emotionally, Physically Healthy ChildrenStudents knowing why they are learning subjects and how to use themSelf -expressionAuthentic Experiences
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Learning that encompasses social and emotional needs as well as academicOwnership and choice of your own learningLearning to integrate all forms of communication: verbal, written, technologyThrive
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Student shows confidence in the content area and has shown marked progress throughout the school year. Students show motivation and excitement at school, and are engaged in their learning. Students are comfortable making mistakes, taking risks, and accepting new ways of learning and showing their understanding. Students speak confidently about what they have learned and/or are able to show their understanding verbally, visually, or with the use of technology. Students feel as though they have a voice and are heard in the classroom and in their school community.
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not just the whole child as in his/her physical body, but his/her emotional/mental "body". Any type of growth or progress,Taking chances, becoming more confident, stepping out of your comfort zone.
It certainly is not always being a straight A student.
Giving students choices wherever and whenever you can as long as it's safe and appropriate. For example, Students can choose to do projects, homework, classwork either on iPad, computer, or good old fashioned paper and pencil. Allowing students to choose which problems to do ie.all the odds or all the evens. Allowing students to have a number of topics to choose from when assigning a project/assignment.
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Student success is about making progress, not about the test score. All progress, however small, should be acknowledged and celebrated. In math, student success is mostly an attitude. We need to cultivate a growth mindset in our students so they look at math as something they can do with effort. Student agency is giving students choice where ever we can. Doing this increases motivation and engagement. Listening to the kids speak today, this was a common theme we heard. Within math, this can mean giving choices for how they solve, collaborate and present problems. In math being an effective communicator means being able to articulate solutions and mistakes in solving/figuring out problems. Students should be able to do this orally and in writing in small groups and large.
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making what is old, new againconsidering the emotional, social, academic, physical, cognitive, behavioral, familial, environmental characteristics of their whole selves...Providing students with options within carefully thought-out parameters. Student agency doesn't always look the same: it is NOT always giving students an UNLIMITED choice.Agency should be further defined. Do we all have the same definition of that?
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(noun) 1. a radical discovery, approach, or solution that addresses a problem or issue by fundamentally changing the nature of the approach to that problem or issue (e.g., Archemedes' lever, the pulley). (verb) 1. to challenge, evaluate, and to reject outmoded premises and practices in education, and to replace those outmoded premises and practices.The redistribution of power from the teacher to the student.
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We have to apply the new technologies into our lessons. Students will be more motivated and engaged about the lesson. Whenever you are teaching, you have to take into account all the aspects of the child. Every child is different and unique, and we need to treat them respectfully. We need to praise our students every time they accomplish a task no matter how small it may seem.
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Having students produce creative and individual responses or pieces of work that reflects their own interests and passions, as well as the assignment. This can be seen by presenting students with authentic, real-world problems and concepts. The social and emotional well-being of a student; also includes a student's abilities and passions. Interactions and instructions should be tailored to a student's idea of self. People with the ability to interact with others in a variety of ways and mediums. Understanding an audience. Listening to other people's ideas and incorporating it into your own. This involves collaboration as well. Passion
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outside the box thinking
turning perceived weaknesses into strengths
learning from mistakes
Student success is personal growth, not necessarily measured against the growth of the whole population
Student success can take many forms from being empathetic to a new friend to conquering fractions.
Student driven learning
Students being partners in their own educational plans (IEPs, ESL) regardless of their grade.
modern learning
partnerships
diverse talents
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outside the box thinking, learning from mistakes, turning perceived weaknesses into strengthsStudent success should be measured against their own personal growth in and out of the classroom.students are partners in their own educational plans (IEP's, ESL) regardless of their grade, Partnerships, modern learning
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