One Question • How can we maintain a passion for learning in a school system where a pronounced emphasis on achieving good grades has a tendency to reduce genuine interest in gaining a deeper understanding of subject material?
One Question Activities • Keynote • Book discussions • Idea brainstorm • PF grant for projects and events • Presentations at tjSTAR
Rohan Punnoose TJ Cube Sat November 4 launch Wallops Island
2013-2014 goals • See School Improvement Plan trifold • Driven by SACS Action Plan developed in Spring 2012 • Involves school’s leadership team, parents, students
Education as Cake – PoS in the frosting decoration frosting cake
A Culture of Integrity • Update Honor Code • Establish Student Honor Council • Review homework expectations • Establish habits of mind/character qualities
Changes in Consequences • If a suspendable honor code violation is committed, it will result in loss of Honor Society membership and school wide leadership privileges with no chance of probation. • If a suspendable honor code violation is committed, it will result in loss of sports leadership and 8th period club leadership privileges with probation for one calendar year (12 months). • If a non-suspendable honor code violation is committed, it could result in the loss of privilege based on a conditional terms determined by an administrator. When a 2nd honor code violation is committed it will result in the same consequences as a suspendable violation.
Parents’ Role in This Culture • Minimize ethical conflicts: student advocacy and guidelines • Reinforce positive behavior • Discuss implications
Class Visits • Learn about each class • 12 minutes • Interims released on October 11 • Follow up later