Category Archives: Mentors
Why Mentoring Matters
I’m thankful for you and the time and committment you are giving to mentor our younger G/T students. Read more of the impact that mentoring can have here: http://educationaladvancement.wordpress.com/2013/01/08/mentorship-and-gifted-youth/
Angela Lee Duckworth: The Key to Success? Grit.
Perserverance. Growth Mindset.
After watching this, what are your thoughts on what the speaker has to say? Leave your comments and questions below.
Take the Grit Scale.
No Wednesday AM Tutorials
I have a faculty meeting in the morning. You are welcome to meet with your Mentors/Mentees in the afternoon.
Week’s Updates 11.26.12
Welcome Back from your Thanksgiving Break! I hope it was wonderful and restful and fun!
Tuesday: Tutorials end at 3:55 PM
Wednesday: AM Faculty Meeting – NO Tutorials – Make arrangements with your Mentors/Mentees; 6th period: Yearbook photos during for Mentors
Thursday: Tutorials end at 3:55 PM
Friday: No PM tutorials — TEDxKids @SMU
Maus-ome 8th grade Mentors:
Get ready! We are going to TEDxKids @SMU on Friday, November 30. It’s a day about kids for kids. You will hear adults and kids sharing stories with “ideas worth spreading” in a high-energy, engaging format. You might even get to present a speaker! 🙂
This is the fourth year that I’ve taken students, and I’m especially excited that two of my former students will be a part of TEDxKids this year: Amit Banerjee is a speaker/presenter and Olivia Callan is a student host.
Come get your Permission Form.
Pack a sack lunch and wear comfortable, appropriate clothing.
Friday, November 30, 2012
12:30 – 5:00pm
City Performance Hall, Dallas, TX
Speaker lineup: http://www.tedxsmu.org/participate/speakers/
About TEDxKids @SMU
The TEDx and TED model of conferences are an ideal platform to present new, engaging ideas to the next generation of leaders, artists, creators, innovators, and inventors. Short, bursty presentations by astounding thinkers on a broad array of topics ranging from the science of yo-yo’s to space exploration take students out of the classrooms and into a setting where the teachers are the people actually thinking up and executing these big ideas.
Community Service Requirement
As part of our commitment to the students in the Dallas area, we offer this program free of charge for students to attend, but require that students commit to completing a service learning project. At TEDxKids, students will have the opportunity to sign up for one of several volunteer experiences coordinated through TEDxSMU, or to propose a service learning project of their choosing.
We will have pictures for yearbook on Wednesday, November 28. Can you all come down to take pics during 6th period? Comment below.
I will be out of the building in the afternoon. If you are meeting with your mentors/mentees, please make alternative arrangements.
8th Grade Peer Mentors
8th GRADE MENTORS ONLY: Please come see me this FRIDAY (11.09.12) during morning tutorials. Everyone needs to be present by 8:10. THANKS!