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Fifth Grade Team

Hello, Fifth Grade Team!

I am looking forward to using this website to communicate and collaborate!

 

Grade-Level Meeting Schedule

We have agreed to meet every Thursday morning during our prep time from 9:15-9:55 AM.  Please mark your calendars now.

9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/2*, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/30*, 11/7, 11/14, 11/21, 11/27*, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/2, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, 6/4

* = Different day of the week due to scheduling conflict.

 

Professional Learning Community (PLC) Information

We have agreed to meet on the first Monday of every month right after school at 3:20 PM.  Please mark your calendars now.

9/4*, 10/7, 11/4, 12/2, 1/6, 2/3, 3/2, 4/1*, 5/4, 6/1

* = Different day of the week due to scheduling conflict.

 

This year, we have decided to focus on the importance of effective communication in a classroom setting.  We will focus on one of the following topics for each meeting:

  • Foundations of Communication
    • ​​​​​​​How  and why do we communicate in an educational setting?
  • Interpersonal Communication
    • ​​​​​​​"Interpersonal communication is a complex, transactional process through which people create shared meanings through continuously and simultaneously exchanging messages" (Friend & Cook, 2017, p. 31)
  • Non-Verbal Cues (Friend & Cook, 2017)
    • ​​​​​​​Body language
      • Facial expressions
      • Posture and orientation
      • Gestures
    • Vocal cues
    • Spatial relations
  • Listening (Friend & Cook, 2017)
    • ​​​​​​​Establish listening goals
    • Eliminate distractions
    • Talk less
    • Avoid prejudgments
    • Avoid interruptions
    • Focus on the content of the spoken message
    • Focus on the context of the message
  • Responding (Friend & Cook, 2017)
    • ​​​​​​​Prompting
    • Paraphrasing
    • Reflecting
    • Questioning
  • Effective Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication (Friend & Cook, 2017)
    • Congruence
    • Individuality
    • Concreteness
  • Modes of Communication in an Educational Setting
    • ​​​​​​​Phone calls
    • Conferences (in-person)
    • Emails
    • Classroom websites
    • Newletters (electronic or print)
    • Technology applications (ClassDojo, Remind, etc.)
  • Interpersonal Problem-Solving (Friend & Cook, 2017)
    • ​​​​​​​Identifying the problem
    • Generating potential solutions
    • Evaluating potential solutions
    • Selecting the solution
    • Implementing the solution
    • Evaluating the outcome
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
    • ​​​​​​​How can we work as a team to collaborate and improve our communication?

*Please feel free to add other relevant topics that are of interest to you.


Important Links

  • OneNote Notebook for collaborative lesson plans
  • OneNote Notebook for grade-level meeting notes
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