A Principal Shares… Embrace The Foundation Trinity and The Fundamental 5

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A LYS Principal shares the following:

I hope all is well out there in the LYS Nation. I shared this quote (see below) with my staff this week and thought it might make a good “jumping off point” for other LYS Principals at a staff meeting. We are continuing to work towards increasing our student critical writing across the curriculum. Our instructional protocol, including the use of a written response to the Closing Question, is yielding noticeable improvements in student writing at all grade levels. For the first time, I am not freaking out with worry about our writing scores. PowerWalks has been terrific for tracking our writing progression. We are able to use writing data to keep our campus and teams informed as it relates to our overarching campus target goal for writing across the campus.

Have a great week and be the “Silver Bullet”…

There are no silver bullets in education. But writing – particularly nonfiction writing – is about as close as you can get to a single strategy that has significant and positive effects in nearly every other area of the curriculum —Douglas Reeves

Think. Work. Achieve. Your turn…

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