Core Beliefs for a Successful School Year
Post on 04-Jan-2016
DESCRIPTIONCore Beliefs for a Successful School Year. Jeff Moorhouse, Ed.D. Principal Morristown West High School. My Journey. Teaching Elementary= 1st, 5th and system wide p.e. Secondary= Biology and Physical Science Administration Assistant Principal- h.s and m.s - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Core Beliefs for a Successful School YearJeff Moorhouse, Ed.D.PrincipalMorristown West High School
My JourneyTeachingElementary= 1st, 5th and system wide p.e.Secondary= Biology and Physical ScienceAdministrationAssistant Principal- h.s and m.sPrincipal- elementary, alternative school, high school
To the mediocre, mediocrity appears greatIndian Proverb
Only the mediocre have a great day every dayCoach K
MediocrityThe enemy of GREAT is good
The Journey from mediocre to GREAT
VisionWhat is the vision for your school?
What are the characteristics of great schools and great teachers?
Core BeliefsCore Belief #1Our School is a Special Place
Our School Is Special
Our School Is Special
Our School is a Special Place
Use your data for Positive P.R.Family AtmosphereGraduationHedgehog conceptHall of Fame
What Makes Your School SpecialBe specificList as many things as possible.What do you want you school to be noted for achieving?
Core Belief #2 Student Achievement is the Most Important Thing We Do
Student achievement is the most important thing Why is this method best for student learning?Students come firstCore SubjectsBan artificial prerequisitesExpand advanced offeringsPut resources with the students that need them the mostKeep students in the classroomKeep everyone off the P.A.What does an A or F mean in student learning?
Student Achievement is the most important thingWhat actions have you initiated to prove that student learning is the top priority in your school?How do you emphasize effort and hard work?(Remember.be specific!)
Core Belief #3The power of expectations
Expectations Multiple Data SourcesWhat gets measured, gets done!20 mile marchSMaC recipeHigh expectations-for whom?Mindset by Carol DweckFixed or Growth
Core Belief #4Your School is as Great as your Staff
Great StaffPeople, Not ProgramsRandom or Plandom?In every situation, ask who is the most comfortable and who is the least comfortable?Teacher is the filterWhen teacher sneezes, the whole class catches a cold Todd Whitaker
Core Belief #5 Each and Every Student is Different and Important
Every Student is ImportantStudents come before policiesKnow when to bend the rules for equityMake students feel specialTreat students as if they were your own childrenAre you guilty of making blanket statements with your students?
Every Student is Important How does your school place importance on the individual student?
Core Belief #6You must be the Lead Learner
Lead LearnerYou must be on top of Best Practices as it relates to your areaYou have to take time to sharpen the sawYou have to be the first to try new thingsIt takes 10,000 hours of practice to be a professional
Lead LearnerWhat are ways that you keep abreast of Best Practices in the field?How do you model the appropriate use of technology?
Core Belief #7Our community would miss us if we were gone
impactThe reason that we educate our students is to solve probles of today and in the futureMake it cool to care!Food drivesBlood drivesGlobal issues
Thank You/Good LuckWorking with studentsProfessionalismSafe and Productive Year