On the sticky note on your table, please list at least one goal for your time here today. This goal might include finding an answer to a school issue you’ve been encountering, or finding fellow foster parents with similar issues.
When you are finished, please share your goal with another person at your table.
Behavior is often a challenge for students who have attended many schools
It is critical to know and understand the conduct code at your child’s school
How has the conduct code and issues of zero tolerance affected your child?
CA Teachers have standards for their profession
The Standards are organized around six interrelated categories of teaching practice. The six standards are for: • Engaging and Supporting All Students in Learning • Creating and Maintaining Effective Environments for Student Learning • Understanding and Organizing Subject Matter for Student Learning • Planning Instruction and Designing Learning Experiences for All Students • Assessing Student Learning • Developing as a Professional Educator
The purpose of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 2004 (34 CFR 300.1) is:
* to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living
According to research by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson’s Broaden-and-build theory:
First, when we experience a positive emotion, our vision literally expands, allowing us to make creative connections, see our oneness with others, and face our problems with clear eyes (a.k.a. the broaden effect).
Second, as we make a habit of seeking out these pleasing states, we change and grow, becoming better versions of ourselves, developing the tools we need to make the most out of life (the build effect). And strikingly, these twin benefits of positive emotions obey a tipping point: When positive emotions outnumber negative emotions by at least 3 to 1, these benefits accrue, yet below this same ratio, they don't.
VARK questionnaire helps people learn how they learn
The questionnaire alerts people to the variety of different approaches to learning. It supports those who have been having difficulties with their learning and has particular applications in sport, training and education. Teachers, trainers and coaches who would like to develop additional learning strategies can also benefit from using VARK.