Monday, August 20, 2012

Another indicator . . .

As I shared before, there are annual events that portend the start of a new school year and today was another one of them.  This morning, we welcomed about thirty new teachers to our school system.  They spent the day with Kristin and Nancy learning about who we are, what we value, and why this is a great place to be for a young person and for the adults that work here.

Kristin does a great job of supporting teachers new to our school system throughout the school year.  She has a deep understanding of Classroom 10 instructional practices, our Outcomes and Indicators, thinking skills, and habits of mind; the foundation of what makes us who we are and what we value.  She is one example of the quality support structures provided by our Teaching and Learning Department to balance the high demand placed on teachers in our system.

Greeting these teachers new to our system means that kids are right around the corner.  Next week all buildings will be coming together to start the new year and the kids will shortly follow.  Are you ready?

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Thanks for the kind words, Mike - it's so energizing to welcome our new teachers and share what makes Tahoma such a special organization took be a part of. Another fantastic batch of new life for our system, already committed to Classroom 10!