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#LoveMySchoolDay

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I absolutely love the profession of teaching.  I love learning. I love working with students and adults who are dedicated to the students they serve. At Valley View Middle School, we have awesome teachers! This quote from Sir Ken Robinson speaks volumes:



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#dayofpink

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Valley View Middle School is proud to celebrate the International Day of Pink today!  It is wonderful to see all the students and staff wearing pink, talking about diversity and anti-bullying.

From the DayofPink website: www.dayofpink.org

DayofPink is the International Day against Bullying, Discrimination, Homophobia and Transphobia in schools…



If these walls could speak…

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I believe that the physical space of a school speaks volumes about the mission, vision, and values of a school.  It is often overlooked but it sets the tone and climate of a school in powerful ways.  I was inspired by a session at #nassp14 in which the principal showed pictures of his 21st century…



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Word of day: Percieve

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I learned from an early age that words are very powerful.  So the word of the day for me is perceive.  Since I am bilingual I am always very curious about how words work in other languages and I find it very interesting to…



Learning Targets

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At the beginning of the school year our school engaged in staff development centered on learning targets.  Our goal was to move our people forward in their understanding and utilization of learning targets as they align with assessments.  This was particularly important as many of our dyad teams had a new member and/or…



PBIS Impact Challenge

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At Valley View this year our PBIS team has promoted monthly staff challenges to connect with our students called the Impact Challenge.  The goal is to impact students lives by doing simple yet powerful actions to show them that we care.

In August we wrote post-cards to each student in the building welcoming them to a…



Tips from my New Teachers!

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Today I had the pleasure of meeting with our new teachers for our monthly meeting. We have 8 new to our building teachers this year and they are awesome!  Our topic today was classroom management and student engagement.  We previewed the following resources:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/10/29/five-key-strategies-to-getkeep-kids-engaged-at-school/

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/233131718183922491/

https://www.teachingchannel.org/videos/new-teacher-classroom-management

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LWOHVzY9m8

Then they created a list of tips that they…



Be the Change: Coding Club

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I am super excited to share that we are having our first ever coding club meeting today at our middle school!  On the VVMS news today we showed this video Anybody Can Learn- 60 sec teaser and our math teachers showed this one to encourage students to consider coming to our after school club What…



#vvmslearns

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So I started on a personal professional development journey last spring when I began learning about twitter.  My 17 year old niece was on twitter a lot and I figured that I should check it out- you know to stay in the loop.  She also got me started on pinterest and instagram which are fun…