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8th Grade Team

Next Steps:
May Davis - Math -
    - The Powers of Ten - Timeline Wall Chart?
    - Education For a Sustainable Future
David Cunningham - Science
    - Education for a Sustainable Future
    - During last 5 weeks, pilot units for use in pacing guide next year
Mandy Martin - English Language Arts
    - ?

Thomas Panter -History / Social Studies

    - The Apotheosis of George Washington

    - CEP Character Education Webinars (6 & 7)

School Transformation Plan:

Teachers build the plan, own it, and implement it
(See Teachers Who Learn / Kids Who Achieve West ED, Shallowford Falls

Key Resource - John Maxwell book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Volunteer Faculty

Next Step:

Volunteers review and apply Invitational Education Strategies from IE Books & website

Student 'Lunch Bunch'


Met most Mondays from the start of school till end of October, periodically since then.....

Discussed what makes a quality teacher, goals and progress on 'Invitational Education'

Next Step:   Each teacher prepares his or her 'Lunch Bunch' students to deliver a portion of an (Arts Integrated / Character Development) unit to other/younger students.
May Davis - Math - The Powers of Ten - Timeline Wall Chart?
David Cunningham- Education for a Sustainable Future
Thomas Panter - The Apotheosis of George Washington
Mandy Martin - consider book - The Lost Van gogh by Zerries

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