October 3rd, 2012
Senator Duffy Public School
“My contention is that creativity now is as important in education as
literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.”
Sir Ken Robinson
Safety Spotlight - Machine Guarding
Learning Skills Focus
School Improvement Goals and work
Look for safety hazards
Put away extension cords after use.
Do not “daisy-chain” power bars.
Use a step ladder at all times for putting up high
Report possible Health & Safety problems
immediately to David.
Learning Skills Focus
How will you instruct students in these
How will you measure these skills
What are the learning goals for these ?
All teachers shall
implement a daily comprehensive "Balanced Literacy Program"
in K - 8 consisting of read aloud, modeled writing, shared,
guided and independent reading and writing.
implement a comprehensive "Balanced Math Program" to
include teaching through and about problem solving.
found in curriculum docs
Know this document and shape your
program accordingly—this is a key
document that explains expectations for
Use extensively as you plan your
assessment and evaluation—be able to
back up your grade by reference to the
Ont. Government policy on Assessment ,
Evaluation and Reporting—consistent with
TVDSB Policy and must be followed
Know them, use them, refer to them…they are your key documents.
# of students writing at level 4 will
improve by 10% in each grade as
measured by report cards and EQAO
Writing – 27% at level 4 on EQAO
Increase the reflective component in
all areas of the program to enhance
Teams works on activities to share
Ideas that are interesting and important. Ideas are the heart of
the piece — what the writer is writing about and the information he
or she chooses to write about it.
Organization that is logical and effective. Organization refers to
the order of ideas and the way the writer moves from one idea to the
Voice that is individual and appropriate. Voice is how the writing
feels to someone when they read it. Is it formal or casual? Is it
friendly and inviting or reserved and standoffish? Voice is the
expression of the writer's personality through words.
Word Choice that is specific and memorable. Good writing uses
just the right words to say just the right things.
Sentence Fluency that is smooth and expressive. Fluent
sentences are easy to understand and fun to read with expression.
Conventions that are correct and communicative. Conventions
are the ways we all agree to use punctuation, spelling, grammar,
and other things that make writing consistent and easy to read.