The Stallion Scoop: 27Aug15
THE PRINCIPAL CHRONICLES CONTINUE ... JOSH MILLER
This has been a very interesting week for me. I have spent the last two days being trained in Emergenetics. Emergenetics is essentially creating a profile of how your brain prefers to learn. Most of our staff already have their profiles (you may have seen the colored wheels around their necks or outside of their classroom) and every year our 6th grade students get their profiles. I have to say it was absolutely fascinating and helped me understand myself and the CTE staff.
About halfway through the training, I was able to gain access to all the profiles of the staff at CTE and it truly opened my eyes. First of all, last year I spent a good part of many faculty meetings making our staff do skits or plays to add some humor or fun into our work. Our staff always moaned and groaned and I could never figure out why. After finally learning about their Emergenetics profiles, I figured out that most of our staff HATES being put out in that position. DUH!! (note to self: just because you don't mind making a fool out of yourself, doesn't mean EVERYONE does either). Basically I was putting them in an extremely uncomfortable position. Lucky for me that was WAY LAST YEAR when I was a silly rookie principal. THIS year instead of putting them in uncomfortable positions frequently, I have only done it a few times.
The other eye-opening learning I had was how structured our staff likes things. They enjoy lists, guidelines, and clear pathways. So from now on I am going to try very hard to keep them in their preferred method of learning. I'll be making lists of my lists about my list and then keep those on (you guessed it) a list. Our staff here works so hard that is the least I can do.
That is it for this week's edition of the Principal Chronicles..
- Stay tuned for next week
- Don't forget about Back to School night on Tuesday September 1st
- 6:30 - 8:00 PM
- (If this list makes you really really happy, you may have a preference in Green)
CogAT Information Page - link
CTE SCHOOL ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE (SAC) needs you!
What is SAC?
The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school’s instructional program and quality improvement processes.
We are looking for two parents to join the group.
SAC meets monthly. Members are elected by the parents/guardians of CTE students and serve a two-year term. During this time members will serve as the Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson or Recorder of the SAC committee. (SAC responsibilities)
If you are interested please submit a short bio of yourself and explain why you would like to be a part of this group, to Mr. Miller. Voting will take place at CTE’s Back to School Night on September 1st at 6:30pm.
CTE Band and Orchestra
Also, don’t forget that CTE is the recipient of the Bringing Music to Life Instrument Drive. Now, you can rent directly from us at a lower rate. We still have 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 trumpets, a trombone, violin and cello that could be played this year. Maybe that is your student?? Email us right away for instrument details: tlmaddaford[at]gmail[dot]com (band) c