Shadowing Reflection #1 One of the shadowing experiences that I want to reflect on is the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Forum I attended on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. All the administrators participated, and they brought parents and school representatives to this forum. I decided to shadow my principal to this meeting, so I joined the group from our school. I had never been to any LCAP forum or meeting, so I was actually looking forward to it. The forum was held at the district’s new STEAM center. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. I have heard that the construction of this building has completed, but I had not seen the inside, so I planned to be there early. The forum was …show more content…
I was a bit nervous when my principal assigned me to be the recorder in our group. “Why me? I am not a good recorder,” I thought to myself. Yet, when I started to view this activity through an administrator’s lens, I took the duty willingly. I would have done the same to someone at our table if I were to be the principal. He probably picked me for a reason, because I was there to shadow him. When the list was completed, every group was asked to put up their ideas on the wall and share aloud. I put up and shared our ideas. There were some ideas that I think were odd, but I shared them anyway. For example, one of the parents in our group shared with us about an after school program that involves teachers as personal coaches for low performing students, allowing them to call home or do home visits as …show more content…
By listening to my principal and many other principals sharing, I have noticed that no one strategy is working for every school. It was also clear that no one strategy is bad for every school. It seemed like each principal is using whatever strategies that work for him or her. As a result, each school proposed improvement in a slightly different area. A few schools wanted parents to be able to check out classroom Chromebook, so parents can help their kids online at home. Some wanted to provide free internet access to socioeconomically disadvantaged families, so students can complete their online homework at home. Others wanted to offer extended day support for low performing students, when teachers and clinicians can provide support to students in a small group setting. As I tried to figure out ways to address all these different opinions, I realized that there is not a quick fix. I tried to figure out how a superintendent would address the needs of all these schools, but my mind kept on spinning with no clear
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28.08 Continuum of Options for Dispute Resolution What happens when there is a problem? School districts should develop local problem resolution procedures. Parents should be encouraged to present concerns with a district representative. The Department should maintain a system that provides accessibility for investigations of complaints.
Anthony Elementary Principal Linda Perez has a “no excuse attitude for her students and staff.” As principal she applied and received the first National Blue Ribbon in the area of Southern New Mexico. This achievement sets Ms.Perez as a go-getter, as will see with her many other accomplishments. Born in 1968 and raised in southside-central El Paso, Texas, Ms.Perez grew up in an economically disadvantaged household. Her dad worked as a laborer earning less than minimum wage, and her mom was a stay-at-home mom.
Speaker: The speaker of the article is Marc Sternberg, a former principal and the current director for the K-12 education for the Walter Family Foundation. He is a credible source because he has worked in the education system before and has turned a school with a 34% graduation rate to an 86% graduation rate due to him hiring exceptional teachers. Occasion: Marc Sternberg is addressing this topic because of the mayor’s recent decision to employ bad teachers. This is revealed in the beginning of the article. He is frustrated because he is a former principal and knows the effect of an exceptional teacher on the students.
Coming upon my junior year of high school, educational decisions by the Jefferson County School board was slowly coming to an issue throughout the whole district. Many parents, students, and community supporters were frowning upon a particular group of people within the board that had put teachers and students at a disadvantage in education. They were re-evaluating teachers and their income for their own benefit. Teachers would be subsequently be sacrificing a chunk of their income and their work they put into the school, so that the board members and even the superintendent would have an extra raise in their salary. Along that, they were putting pressure on school administration to be tougher on students and that also inevitably made their
Under the Same Moon (2007) directed by Patricia Riggen is centered around a nine-old-boy, Carlitos, who is trying to find his mother, Rosario, who is in Los Angeles, California. Rosario illegally immigrated to the United States in hopes of a better life for herself and her son. She left Carlitos with her grandmother in Mexico in hopes that he would be safer there and could eventually come over with her. However, after her grandmother dies Carlitos, who wants to escape his tyrannical aunt and uncle, finds two transporters that illegally take him across the border. After he makes it across Carlitos is separated from the transporters and is eventually helped by Enrique who takes him to Los Angeles where they search for the payphone that Rosario used to call Carlitos at 10 a.m every Sunday.
As whispers of a schedule change to a four-day school week reach the attentive ears of the students, a humming buzz of interest fills the school. Students daydream about the potential benefits that would accompany the alteration, gossiping with their peers at every possible chance in an attempt to discern all of the information. The more they consider the new four-day week, the more they wish for a change. The students would be able to sleep late for an extra day every week and spend more time with their family and friends. This is the reason why over a hundred school districts, mainly in rural communities, have made the change.
I don’t have much management/leadership experiences but the little I do have is being a manager at the tanning salon I recently worked for and also being cheer co-captain when I was in high school. Being a manager for the tanning salon I had to make schedules weekly and making sure everyone knew what time they were working and also working around their personal schedules, training new workers, and making sure the tanning salon was stocked up on all the things needed. Being Cheer co-captain I helped with making practice schedules monthly and dress code policies, training new cheerleaders cheers, and making
The Process of Reflection The process of reflection is central to clinical supervision. Launer (2003) describes external and internal factors in supervision whereby clinical practice and sharing skills are external and reflection is an ‘internal conversation.’ Brunero & Stein-Parbury (2008) discussed the effects of clinical supervision in nursing staff and argued that self-reflection generates a sense of self-awareness and knowledge to the individual. Supervisees or students may be asked what happened during a clinical event, how they felt, the implications of their actions and what they would do differently if faced with the same situation.
In conclusion, the author believes that schools that have a delayed start time benefit tremendously. From my perspective,
Shadowing was a great opportunity for me. It provides students a general overview about a certain career such as working conditions and nature of work. On the 14th of November, I shadowed Dr. Azhar Bustami, a dentist on 10043 E Adamo Dr, Tampa, FL 33619. Dr. Azhar was very welcoming and supportive. She tried her best with explaining the advantages and disadvantages of working as a dentist.
I whole-heartedly agree with Moran when she states that, “the absence of trust impedes effectiveness and progress” (99). People need to be able to rely on one another and feel that what they are saying has value. Also, teachers want to know that administrators are going to put into place the steps in order to reach a goal if that is what they say they are going to do. Finally, parents and students need to have trust in the system which is often difficult when the system has failed them in the past. Therefore, establishing and maintaining this trust in each other is paramount to running a successful student-centered school.
Even after the bell rings, there is constant work happening to keep the school district running. The Council of Learning definitely hit this point home for me. In their twenty page document on student progress, they not only explained the importance of academic progress but the importance of pushing for a safer school climate for their students. Outside of the report they addressed the difficulty of excessive testing requirements and how it is putting down students. Only having had the perspective of a student, it was reassuring to see educators seeing a problem and actively seeking a way to fix the problem.
Introduction In this reflective essay I will reflect upon the course based on the assignments and projects I have accomplished this semester. Recent research (Kornblith, 2012:3) identifies that reflection is an active process and making sense of the experience through the understanding of one’s actions. As suggested by (Roberts, 2011:63) she states that the understanding of reflection have been used to develop an action stage, which can further help to improve my skills and knowledge towards my course. This is vital as it ensures that i get the most out of my learning experience and i could use them to their maximum benefit.