When you are going 90 to nothing and all hands are on deck trying to keep your schools running and students learning, probably the last thing on your mind is sharing out noteworthy celebrations. Sound accurate? If so, don't be ashamed! Because OPSRC works with schools statewide, we KNOW you have success stories that are happening every day. But even knowing how busy you are, it's a tragedy to not be sharing that information. Why? Because there are multiple benefits to educating your community about the positive things you are doing to not only educate your students but to make their entire educational experience one they'll remember their whole lives:
"But Sarah, we just don't have the time or manpower to showcase these things," you say. Not to worry: that's where we come in.
We host weekly Monday Motivation and Feel Good Friday Facebook Live events, where we talk with educational experts and also highlight various school accomplishments that you want to showcase but just don't have time for! Case in point: just last week, we traveled to Okmulgee for a Feel Good Friday with teacher Lucky Burney and some of his animation students who just this summer won awards in Hollywood for their work. We talked about their experiences while in L.A., but we also focused on what they have learned about animation--and themselves--by being a part of this club. See for yourself:
I’m not sure about you, but every Friday afternoon I pack my work bag with tasks to do over the weekend, and every Monday morning I unpack the bag basically looking the same.
Happy 2016!! As I welcome in the new year, I always begin the “cleanse”–going through closets and chunking items I no longer want or that fit, ridding the kitchen cabinets of expired food and actually wiping off the refrigerator shelves (can finally see them after all of the holiday food is out). I know for many this is a time of the 21-day “diet-cleanse,” renewed gym memberships and even the 21-day “financial cleanse.”
How to use intelligent home assistants in the classroom. I don't know if you're as obsessed with gadgets and technology as I am, but sometimes I stop and think I'm living in the future. Give me a flying car, and I could be George Jetson himself!
Last Tuesday was quite a day in case you haven’t heard. The governor’s office issued an executive order to require discussion of "administrative services" consolidation in all schools that spend less than 60% of their revenue in the classroom.