Where is the line of appropriate contact? As an educator, I would not want people posting items to my personal page nor calling me at home uninvited. How much training do we provide for our staffs about issues like this? Connecting with parents and students through personal pages? Are mandates and policies needed? Guidelines?
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I want to respect the shortness of time that many educators have and then focus on making the content engaging enough that they want to be there. That is a tough task, but do you think that if you show how much you respect your staff to have meetings that are short and engaging, do you think that will help build connections? What about meaningful conversations? Won’t that help build connections?
A teacher 10 years ago would have a few things in her actual mailbox mailbox. You know, the thing where maybe a single flyer from the principal on a half sheet of paper would show up.
By contrast, in the little ecosystem which I study, No Excuses charter schools which tend to have wi-fi and laptops everywhere — a teacher might get 20, 30, 40 emails.
What would happen if each email writer were charged or “fined” 10 cents for every email they sent which the reader marked as “not particularly helpful/interesting/necessary/useful”?
I would guess:
a. Teachers would have less to read
b. The emails they read would be more valuable to them
c. The senders would find that people actually reacted more to the emails, and were more likely to do what was asked of them
Have you ever been working on something confidential and a student, employee, or parent walks up and gets overly curious about what you’re doing?
Use Windows key + M to quickly minimize all your windows to keep that work private.
It’s spirit week, and today is Harry Potter day. Faculty and staff are dressed as Hogwarts faculty and staff, so today I get to roam the halls tattling on naughty students as Mrs. Norris. *meow* Be mindful Mr. Potter.
Students be sure to check out room 204, Professor Snape is teaching Dark Arts as well as advanced Math. I’ve seen a few Sybill Trelawneys, and Pomona Sprout is sitting in the Main Office pulling Mandrake roots.
Update: Don’t forget to stop by Student Services, and Snape is also teaching physics up on the 3rd floor!
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The DSHA Theatre Department is proud to present, Project Playwright: Students Written Works. This is an evening of two student-written one-act plays. The first is entitled, Quirky by senior Laura. This is a hilarious farce about a crazy family and one daughters attempt to make them normal. The second is entitled, Shattered by senior Lauren. This dramatic piece takes you inside the mind of a high school teen as the death of a close friend causes a rapid decline on her grasp of reality. Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 29th and 30th at 7pm and Sunday, May 1st at 2pm. Performances will take place in the DSHA Arena Theatre and all tickets are only $5.00. Tickets will be sold during lunches from the main office Tuesday through Friday show week. There are no ticket order forms so please stop by the main office during the day to grab your tickets. There is limited seating!!
via Mr Stoddard
PLN Research, on why to have a PLN?
Furia Latina Club will be hosting a Posada at DSHA on December 17th, 2010 from 6:30-8:30 pm. It is tradition that throughout the month of December, we celebrate 10 Posadas; however, we want to give the DSHA community a smaller but similar experience. A Posada is a tradition in which we acknowledge the pilgrimage that Mary and Joseph took in order to find a place for the birth of Jesus. Not only is this a great social event but also educational. I hope you will all be able to attend and support this first time event. Below is a detailed description of what will occur at the Posada. Feel free to mention this in your classes.
FAMILY EVENT !!
Date: December 17th, 2010
Location: DSHA’s Quad
Admission Tickets: $3
(With the admission ticket each individual will be able to enjoy tamale, drink, candy, and a great experience)
- A choice of Champurrado or Ponche (Champurrado is a chocolate based drink; Ponche is a hot Fruit punch, real fruit)
- Pray the rosary
- Sing traditional songs
- Social time (snacks)
- Piñata/ Candy time
Questions? Contact Sra. Parks.
Christopher Penn’s The Deadliest Question of All
I think this is a great question to ask for DSHA’s View360: Wellness Occupational Wellness month (Nov). Since time is the “ultimate non-renewable resource”, what are you sacrificing?
If you say “yes” to any of these questions, DON’T POST IT ONLINE!
Nov 10, 2010 —Free—
Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, WI
A morning session, from 9 a.m. to noon, is aimed at teams of students from public and private school fifth through eighth grades. They’ll hear strategies to defuse and reduce bullying and then will create preliminary plans to carry the message back to their schools. An afternoon workshop, from 1 to 4 p.m., is geared to parents and community members and will focus on the trends and dimensions of bullying behavior and ways to counter them.
Register at http://bullyfreecommunity.org
DSHAtech will host its first MATEC (Milwaukee Area Technology Education Council) meeting tomorrow in the DSHA Boardroom from 12-2pm. Members include IT personnel from Metro-Milwaukee and Southeastern WI high schools and gather quarterly to discuss and collaborate on educational technology issues. If you know technology personnel at other schools that would like to join, please have them connect with me or go to the MATEC group site.