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COMMUNICATION
Effective Parent-Student-Teacher partnerships are an important piece in supporting student learning. Clear lines of communication are the foundation upon which the partnerships are developed. With this in mind, have you considered ....

COLLABORATION
Teachers enhance their knowledge and skills by conferring with colleagues. Student learning improves when teachers have frequent conversations with colleagues centered on teaching/learning in an environment of trust and respect. With this in mind, have you ...

ORGANIZATION
Classroom expectations and routines are important building blocks in helping learners become responsible, independent individuals. In the context, structures, routines, and organization is important. Have you thought about ...

a Primary means of communicating with STUDENTS ( email / ofce hours /

Facebook / Moodle / Google Docs / Powerschool / etc. )

Identied and met key collaborators / team members

( grade level / subject area / support services / IT / assistants / ofce staff / custodians / etc.)

Arrival routines / expectations for self & students Dismissal routines / expectations for self & students Home Learning expectations / guidelines / tools Do your home learning expectations match the existing framework of the school or community? Collect / Return Student Work Collect / Manage student supplies Arranged physical environment / learning space to suit needs of students & subject area

a Primary means of communicating with FAMILIES ( email / ofce hours /

Facebook / Moodle / Google Docs / Powerschool / etc. )

Established group norms / expectations for collaboration Established a regular time for meeting / collaborating Identied a decision making process Established a means of documenting collaborations

Primary means of communicating with COLLEAGUES ( email / planning time /

Facebook / Moodle / Google Docs / Powerschool / etc. )

Does your plan t the existing framework / expectations for communication at the school and community ( format / frequency / security )

( minutes / agendas / wikis / Google Docs / Moodle / etc. )

Created a means of sharing ideas & resources ( Moodle / Shared Folders &
Calendars / Social Bookmarking / Google Docs / etc. )

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RESOURCES
Building a good home requires knowledge, skill, and a detailed blueprint. It also requires the necessary tools and materials. Teachers, like builders, require not only knowledge and skills to be successful, they need the necessary tools and materials in place before they start. With this in mind, do you have ...

CULTURE
Establishing and then maintaining a learning focused, positive classroom culture is extremely hard work. Culture grows because of the constant attention and persistent effort that is developed through recognition, relationships, rewards, and rituals. With this in mind, have you considered how you will ...

All necessary student texts / materials All necessary teacher texts / materials All the necessary furniture ITC tools have been tested & are functioning as expected. ( logins /

Get to know your students as learners Get to know your students as individuals Recognize individual / groups throughout the year Establish a collaborative learning culture Go about fostering a culture of inquiry Establish routines that build independence

projectors / interactive whiteboards / document cameras / laptops / iPads / etc.)

A digital learning environment is established and functioning ( Moodle /


Google Docs / Glogster / VoiceThread / etc.)

A trouble shooting plans to address Tech challenges ( forgotten passwords /


logins / etc. )

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