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ech 2017-2018 COLEGIO MENOR

NEW STAFF INTRODUCTION

ECH Program OVERVIEW

OUR STUDENTS

  • Active participants in the learning process.
  • Work towards greater independence and self-control.
  • Risk takers and Critical thinkers.
  • English proficient.
  • Acquire values and skills to become strong, caring individuals in our society.

THE ENVIRONMENT

  • Intentionally prepared to promote young children’s learning
  • The environment acts as the third teacher.
  • Resource rich, safe, organized and aesthetically inviting.
  • Provides a setting where children play, move and create.
  • Offers children a variety of challenging and constructive experiences.

OUR TEACHERS

  • Foster strong relationships with their students.
  • Facilitators, collaborators, researchers and learners.
  • Creative and Innovators.
  • Perceive their children as individuals full of potential.
  • Plan high quality learning experiences that meet all children’s needs.
  • Observe, document, analyze, and communicate children’s growth and development.

NORMS

1.-We will maintain a positive tone at all times.

2.-We will act as resourceful teachers in order to attempt to solve problems before we make a complain. If you need help, dont hesitate to ask.

3.- We will begin and end our meetings on time and stay fully engaged.

4.- We will be respectful of all perspectives.

COLEGIO MENOR IS A CARING COMMUNITY WHERE RESPECT IS A MUST

EXPECTATIONS

1.- Be committed to students and their learning. We are here for our children. Their leaning and their well being will always be our priority for every decision and action we take.

2.- Know the subjects you teach and how to teach it to students. Learning and getting better is part of your own Professional Development.

3.- Are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning (observations, portfolios, formative and common assessments). Teachers are expected to share this information to relevant people in a timely manner to make adjustments, create and improvement plan, involve parents, etc.

4.- Be resourceful and creative.

5.- Be part of learning community, share knowledge and attend PD´s. Teachers are expected to share their knowledge and contribute to create a learning community.

6.- Come to work everyday. If you are ill, notify the night before (Follow HR procedures)

7.- Reflect a professional image at all times, dress and behave like one.

8.- Complete lesson plans, duties and deadlines without reminders. Duties are considered part of your teaching load periods. Therefore you need to be prepared and on time. Skipping one or coming late to one is like not showing up on time to one of your classes.

9.- If you are faculty and a parent, be a faculty member first.

10.- NO PHONE USE when children are under your care.

11.- Expected to develop a discipline plan in your classroom. It will reflect on your ability to teach and manage your class.

When a problem or disagreement arises, talk directly to the people involve and together find a solution. If it is more complicated, find the right people to let them know and provide a solution.

ALWAYS PRESUME POSTIVE INTENT

SEASONAL PARTNErS

SUMMER PARTNER

Someone in your grade level team- Share your teaching goals for this year.

WINTER PARTNER

Someone you have never worked with before- Share your most successful moment last school year.

SPRING PARTNER

Someone from a lower level than yours- Share wise, thoughtful and meaningful advice.

FALL PARTNER

Someone you would like to get to know better this year-Share what you felt where your strenghts and weaknesses teaching last ywar.

DO NOT FORGET HOW IMPORTANT YOU ARE!!

Credits:

Created with images by Freeimages9 - "chalk color red" • ponce_photography - "crayons coloring book coloring" • Steve A Johnson - "rules" • StockSnap - "school books desk" • DariuszSankowski - "knowledge book library" • joy out loud - "IMG_6768"

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