First Day of School Chant Challenge

Aug 29, 2016

Janice Smith

Today is the first day of school for so many- so many of my school leader & teacher friends, and for many of my parent friends. So for today’s Video of the Week it only seems appropriate to share one of my very favorite clips we’ve ever captured on the first day of school.  And […]

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Classroom Tours

Aug 8, 2016

Janice Smith

We always feel so lucky when visiting new schools and networks because we get to see SO. MANY. classrooms in such a short amount of time.  I find myself frantically taking pictures of all the new & interesting ideas I see on the walls, and when time permits (which sadly is not often enough), we […]

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First Days of School

Aug 1, 2016

Janice Smith

Here at Mission 100% we believe great teachers can, and do, set and reset their classroom expectations, culture and routines & procedures throughout the year.  Every group of students, and every portion of the year, can be different and adjusting as necessary is crucial.  That said, starting the year off on the right foot is […]

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Campus Wide Backwards Planning

Jul 5, 2016

Janice Smith

  For many of us, summer= Quadrant 2 time.  Without the urgent to-do items that pop up daily when students are in school, summer gives us the rare opportunity to spend more time thinking & planning long term, rather than day to day.  So this week’s Video of the Week actually comes from a Collection […]

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First & Last Five

Jun 6, 2016

Janice Smith

The ‘First Five’, or Do Now*, or Do First, is the chunk of time right at the start of a class period.  Most often used in Middle or High School, it provides an opportunity to do several things: 1) Set the tone for the class.  Students are often transitioning in from the hallway, and a […]

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