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Slow Down


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Slidedeck for a presentation to educational administrators regarding a topic from 2014-2015 summer reading: "Scaling Up Excellence"

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Slow Down

  1. 1. S L O W DOWNFebruary 2015 Kelly Eastwood & Jim Tiffin Jr. Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Image Credit: “Stopping to Smell the Roses” by Jason OX4, via flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
  2. 2. What do we mean by “Slow Down?” Image Credit: “Snail’s garden adventure - bright flower” by Holly W Hopkins, via flickr © (used with permission)
  3. 3. Why Slow Down? What reasons can you share? Image Credit: “Egberto the Turtle” by Wami Delthorn, via flickr © (used with permission)
  4. 4. Why Slow Down?
  5. 5. How come we don’t Slow Down?
  6. 6. How do others Slow Down?Some ways we’ve heard about… Image Credit: “Emmet on Turbo” by clement127, via flickr CC BY-SA-ND 2.0
  7. 7. How can WE Slow Down……as a school? …as a division/department? …as an individual? Image Credit: “Turtle” by vir-a-cocha, via flickr © (used with permission)
  8. 8. An Activity
  9. 9. The Groups… 1) Snails 5) Glaciers 2) Sloths 6) Tortoises 3) Molasses 7) Checkout Line on Black Friday 4) Turtles 8) Rte 285 at Rush Hour (count off please)
  10. 10. What you’ll do… First, visit with your group. Second, play with the sand for a while. As much time as you want. Maybe try one of the sculpting challenges (don’t worry about the timer component), and have fun! Third, share some thoughts on this question…
  11. 11. How can WE Slow Down……as a school? …as a division/department? …as an individual? You don’t need to answer all of them. Just have a friendly conversation.
  12. 12. Off you go, with walking feet! Some tunes Image Credit: “The snail” by Esti Alvarez, via flickr CC BY-SA 2.0
  13. 13. Thoughts to share? “Don’t do something… just stand there!” Image Credit: “lego_turtle” by Eric, via flickr © (used with permission)