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					What are the three most important things that the grade team should focus on?
Test
Attendance, Behavior, attitude
Road Map for student success for each grade level
Student Specific intervention strategies
Cross curriculum strategies
1. Establishing goals for each grade-long term and short term
2. Establishing procedure/protocol to institute in classrooms for students
3. Having a time/place to meet to discuss grade level issues in our classrooms
Student Movement: Moving students in a way that is beneficial for each individual
student.

Student Trust: Students need to trust the professionals/adults/educators that they
are working with in order to risk things they've never before risked. Hence, personal
connections is vital.

Grade Team Initiatives: Having procedures (behavior, academics, etc.) consistent
among the the Grade Team.
1. Remediation of reading deficits (most important)
2. Establishing/maintaining consistent on-time attendance
3. Maintaining focus on graduation as a long-term goal
(4. Participation in school-based extracurricular activities)
Improving Attendance

Preparing Students for College/Future

Creative Classroom Content
Classroom management
Advancement criteria
Curriculum/Textbooks
1. Setting goals for students
2. Having the power to implement an idea that we create.
3. Getting student input.
1. Graduation

2. Regents

3. Short-term goals
Academic balance for college entrance exams.
Prep in how to fill out college applications.
Preantal involvement.
Academically update of each class member he/she respresents.
College preparatory classes and practicing of filling out college application. Parent
involvement.
Academic rigor
empowering teachers in the classroom
Attendance/tardiness
1) Student buy-in / investment

2) Literacy ( Reading and Writing Skills )

3) Requirements for grade level
1. Ways to isolate the 9th grade from picking up bad habits and customs from the
older students.
2. Raising standards and expectations.
3. Making freshman aware of new Regents and Graduation requirements.
Academic goals
Citizenship
Safety
1. Stressing the importance of arriving on time to class and school.

2. Developing school wide policies to encourage students to come to class prepared.
(Beyond teacher generated.)

3. Hold every student accountable to school rules.
Lateness
Attendance
Preparation for the next year work and classes .
That must be in writing as a goal setting for them and as a follow up for next year
teachers and counselors .
1) Continuity of instruction and learning from class to class for the particular grade:
collaborative teaching, interdisciplinary curricula, etc..
2) General or school-wide concerns of that class: Graduation status, regents
performances, academic rigor through honors tracks, etc...
3) Social issues: outside of the classroom, culture, behavior, identity...
Credit accumulation
Behavior/tone
Cross-curriculum studies
How to enable students to be successful in life after high school.
How to enable students to become self-motivated as members of society.
How to keep students on track in a positive way, focusing on the importance of
education in context of our students' lives (i.e., as being young, minority males in a
society that allows/expects them to fall off track in school).
Student progress and credit accumulation
For seniors....making sure they are doing everything needed for post secondary
administrative policies that interfere with quality education, student engagement,
building a colloborative educational environmnet.
1. Attendance for all classes on a student's schedule.

2. Being informed and prepared for life after graduation.

3. Learning how to be responsible for themselves in school and out of school.
CREDIT ACCUMULATION
ATTENDANCE
PARENT INVOLVEMENT
Attendance
Behavior
Class Management

Attendance

Consequences for poor classroom behavior

Teaching strategies
 ALL GRADES SHOULD BE TEACHING THE SAME TOPICS IN EACH SUBJECT
ARESA
A COMMON TEST ON EACH UNIT
STUDENTS IN EACH GRADE SHOULD HAVE SHOULD HAVE SOME COMMON
TIME TO MEET
graduation- most problematic students- grade level graduation information

1. Tone of Junior Class

2. Identity of Junior Class

3. Getting Juniors Ready for College
Common procedures, responsible behavior/school tone, test-prep strategies.
The grade team should focus on regents/RCT prep, grade accumulation, and college
prep in reading and writing.
curriculum map,reading comprehension,composition
students grouping.

students performance in subject area
more practice papers for regents exam

  1. Literacy strategies that facilitate easier
    comprehension of more advanced concepts, e.g.,
    scanning for main ideas; summarizing passages etc.
  2. Behavioral strategies for developing, and improving
    more effective study habits.
  3. Use of the above in preparation for college life.

1. graduation requirements
2. Regents
3. college placement
Organizational Skills, Citizenship, Accountability

				
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