Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Work Hard. Be Nice. Chapters 7-10

Thanks everyone who responded! The next 4 chapters talk a little bit about Mike Feinberg and David Levin and how they ended up in Houston with Teach For America. Chapter 9 speaks to their second year as teachers. Chapter 10 - They meet the Disney Teacher of the Year and chapter 11 is about a student. This round, just talk and share your thoughts on what gave you an ahh haaa, an idea, or useful ideas you got from these 4 chapters. Thanks so much!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Work Hard. Be Nice. Thoughts on chapters 4, 5, & 6

Chapter 4: What struck you about chapter 4? I have lots of thoughts but didn't want to lead anyone, yours are probably better than mine!

Chapter 5: What do you think about Harriett Ball and what do you think made her a great teacher?

Chapter 6: Thoughts on Chapter 6 and how it relates to NMS!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Work Hard. Be Nice. How will we make it happen?

Hey Kid Team!! Here is our new Blog to spend a little time processing the book, Work Hard, Be Nice! Our first post is going to be about chapters 1-3. I will put up some questions that came up for me, and you all feel free to share your thoughts and also any questions that come up for you. I know that NMS can build the culture of achievement that we want! You all are leaders instrumental in making this happen!!

Chapter 1: Tracey brought up a point about how David Levin had to make some changes in New York when he started KIPP there. What are your thoughts about what will and what won't translate to NMS from Yes or KPP?

Chapter 2: What are your thoughts on Teach for America?

Chapter 3: Thoughts while reading.....?????