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NEW TEACHERS WORKSHOP. Roger D. Breed, Commissioner September 14, 2012 ESU #2 - Fremont. Mentor Lessons . . . . “There are no children that can’t learn, but there are some that need a little more time and a different approach. It depends on you to find that time and approach.”

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new teachers workshop

NEW TEACHERS WORKSHOP

Roger D. Breed, Commissioner

September 14, 2012

ESU #2 - Fremont

mentor lessons
Mentor Lessons . . .

“There are no children that can’t learn, but there are some that need a little more time and a different approach. It depends on you to find that time and approach.”

“Every teacher can bring about high achievement if properly supported, involved and valued. Bring involvement to your job each day and never be shy about requesting support or expecting to be valued.”

if you think you can or you think you can t either way you ll be right henry ford
“If you think you can or you think you can’t, either way, you’ll be right.” -Henry Ford
focus on learning
Focus on Learning

Our “hedgehog concept” in Nebraska:

We accept high levels of learning for all students as the fundamental

purpose of our schools and

therefore we are willing to

examine all practices in

light of impact on learning.

nebraska public schools
Nebraska Public Schools
  • 249 School Districts
    • Omaha – 50,372 students
    • Loup County – 93 students
    • 134 school districts with less than 390 students

Trends: Fewer districts, more smaller districts

nebraska public schools demographics
Nebraska Public Schools Demographics

Trends: More minority, greater levels of poverty, more ELL services

teaching today
Teaching Today

Cushy

Short hours

Summers off

Esteemed by all

Not!

public education mission change
Public Education Mission Change

Select and Sort (1950’s)

Universal Access (CR, IDEA, ADA) (60’s-70’s)

Universal High Achievement (NCLB) (2002)

All High School Graduates College and Career Ready (now)

federal agenda all students high school graduates college and career ready
Federal Agenda: All students high school graduates college and career ready.
  • Where we need to go:
    • Improve student achievement
    • Narrow achievement gaps
    • Increase graduation and college enrollment rates

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S GOAL America will have the highest proportion of college graduates of any country by 2020

six r s
Six ‘R’s

Relationships

Results

Rigor

Relevance

Resiliency

‘Refrigerator’

relationships
Relationships

Children

Parents/Guardians

Colleagues/Support Staff

Stakeholders/Community

results
Results

Useful feedback

Remember ‘All’

Good/Bad

assessment accountability
Assessment/Accountability

NeSA

NePAS

To inform . . .

To improve . . .

rigor
Rigor

Higher levels for all

Under-represented groups

Avoid assumptions about limits

relevance
Relevance

State Standards (Reading, Math, Science, Social Science, Writing)

21st Century Connections

Use technology

Basics and Critical Thinking/Creativity

resiliency
Resiliency

‘Can Do’ attitude

Persist

Never give up

Lifelong Learners

refrigerator
Refrigerator

‘On’ not ‘In’

Positive messages have power

Care is there

Best hopes and dreams

children remind us to treasure the smallest of gifts
“Children remind us to treasure the smallest ofgifts,

even in the most difficult times.”

-Allen Klein