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A BIT ABOUT ROOM 306...
Our classroom is unique because it utilizes a co-teaching model of education. This means you will have TWO teachers this year. (You can learn more about us here!) We work together and share all of the responsibilities of planning, delivering instruction, and assessing skills. Co-teaching makes it possible for us to work with smaller groups of students at a time, provide targeted lessons based on individual needs, and continually collaborate to ensure ALL our students get exactly what they need to grow and be successful.
We also want our students to learn to take charge of their actions and educations. A common phrase you'll hear in room 306 is, "command your ship!" Put simply, this means you can only control the choices you make and, like it or not, we cannot control the choices of others. Through regular social/emotional learning activities and discussions, we will develop skills as commanders of our ships by building empathy and practicing strategies for self-regulation and problem-solving.
Developing a growth mindset is also an important part of learning to "command your ship!" Research shows intelligence and success is developed through perseverance and lots of the right practice... NOT something you're born with or without. This means you really can learn and do just about anything you put your mind to, even if it's hard at first.
We'll do a lot of work to help our students develop these important skills and mindsets, but we're also firm believers in the old saying, "It takes a village," so please reach out if you'd like more information about how you can support this development at home, too!