Monday, February 28, 2005

Communications

1. Leadership Team provided with overall school stats via email and on this blog.

2. Leadership Team provided with proposed actions to focus on via email and on this blog.

3. Actions revised and turned into memo.
(a) Sent on BG List
(b) Uploaded to Yahoo Groups

4. Recommendations to leadership team to distribute same memo via mailboxes, face to face and follow up / monitoring.

5. Each Explorations crew leader received an individualized message with the data breakdown for their 11th graders.

Michael

6 comments:

SAM said...

Monday 2/28/05

Received one email from Donna giving breakdown for each of her crew members.

Al and Jeff reported distribution of memo in mailboxes.

Plan to do face to face tomorrow (Tuesday) and follow up with PD on Wednesday.

Michael

SAM said...

Received an email from Phil providing a snapshot on each kid in his crew.

Michael

SAM said...

Received a follow up email from Phil. I'm concerned that credit is being overly linked to "seat time" and/or "work product." If credit is tied to this then our system of 'banking seat time' backfires. We had an approach that kids already put in their seat time and now they may ("may"...I'm not certain) be being required to do all the seat time over again through this backdoor of work-product requirements.

I'm not sure and I don't have enough data from folks.

Another noticing: most of the comments regarding the status of the 11th graders have to do with characteristics of the students and behaviors: they are lazy, unmotivated, late and don't care, etc. Very few comments are about self (teacher) improvement: i.e, "I need to get better at facilitating the writing process and here's what I plan on doing next." Actually none were like that.

Michael

BGJeff said...

can we see the feedback from Phil and Donna? It might be helpful for us to figure out what the next steps are.
Jeff

SAM said...

Rhonda reported that this topic was on Explorations agenda.

Dana emailed acknowledging receipt of crew data breakdown.

Michael

SAM said...

As of 3/01..one day after distributing to mailboxes, Jeff and Al had face to face with every crew leader except Brandon and Phil.

Michael