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:
The numbers don’t lie: 100 and 85 million! 100 is the age of author extraordinaire Beverly Cleary, whose birthday is today, and 85 million is how many copies of her books have sold.
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center recommends that all families have—and share with their children’s school—a family preparedness plan. Such a plan outlines who is responsible for the care and custody of minor children in the event of an arrest, detainment or other happening that would make parents unavailable to their children.
As our schools continue to grow their English language learner populations, it becomes increasingly important for schools to find tools and resources that can assist students in language acquisition and help them better interact with their teachers throughout the process.
Google has been very busy this summer with various updates and new tools for the classroom, and I think you’re going to love the new things that are coming!