November 21st – 25th

Way to go Waldheim Raiders senior girls volleyball team! The girls captured gold in the 3A category this weekend, dominating the field only dropping 2 sets all tournament. They worked hard and came together as a team focusing on a singular goal, and through practice and feedback they achieved that goal. Pretty amazing what we can do if we put our heads together and put our shoulder to the wheel. It makes me think about the work Joanne is doing with her group of students. She had a vision for what she wanted to see these kids accomplish and last Thursday was the first piece of evidence that they are well on their way.

When I think about the examples above or the amazing work happening in our classrooms, I can’t help but feel that the people taking these risks and pushing their students/athletes have the right mindset, a growth mindset. You feel that your students have to ability to grow and that your job is to walk beside them. It is great to see! In the learning link this week there are 5 videos that talk about this growth mindset. It would be interesting to hear what your students think about this mindset, particularly the example from Sesame Street. If you have time to watch a few I’d love to hear about your “yet” situation. For me it involves being a learning leader. I found this great article on Twitter on the weekend and it caused me to stop and take stock of my strengths and areas for growth as a leader. As I reflected I found I need to work on my¬†inner resources, I’m not there….yet. What is your “yet”? The Workshop Model? Technology? Formative assessment? Whatever it is, remember to add the “yet”.

Here is what lies ahead for the last full week of November…yes you read that right!

Monday:

  • OurSCHOOL survey, day one. Schedule posted in staffroom
  • Diabetes presentation (elementary)

Tuesday:

  • Chris away all day

Wednesday:

  • Grade 10’s in Regina
  • Subway order forms due

Thursday:

  • Staff meeting (am)
  • Jon Yellowlees visiting school
  • OurSCHOOL survey day two
  • Grade 7’s in Saskatoon all day

Friday:

  • EA meeting (8:00)
  • Subway lunch

As always, create a great week!

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