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  • Using L.I.F.E. to Engage and Motivate High School Learners Learn. Inspire. Fellowship. Excel.
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  • Food For Thought... 1) Read & think about the quote below 2) Turn to your shoulder buddy and share your thoughts The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions. Ken Robinson, International Advisor on Education
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  • Phillips Vision & Mission Vision Mary E. Phillips will be the highest performing high school in Wake County. Mission Mary E. Phillips High School will significantly increase achievement for all students--regardless of background or societal factors--by developing a caring, respectful environment and creating a culture of excellence through a rigorous and relevant 21st century curriculum that fosters relationships and produces responsible global citizens.
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  • Purpose Discuss information on motivating and engaging students Show how intervention efforts can impact student motivation Provide an introduction to programs used to engage/motivate students
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  • Phillips Focus: The Five Rs Rigor: Engaging Curriculum and Instruction to develop college/career readiness Relationships: Strong Connection to Students Through School Culture and Climate Relevance: Real World Connection to Learning Respect: Mutual Foundations of Caring Responsibility: Taking Ownership of Learning, Living and Giving
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  • What about L.I.F.E? Academic Skills/Career Readiness Current Events Life Skills Teambuilding (Whole Group) Temperature Checks (Teacher & Students)
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  • Seminar Smart Lunch with a twist Built-in Remediation/Enrichment period (rigor) Reconnect with LIFE coach (relationship) Achieve and Earn out (80 for 80) (responsibility)
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  • RtI - Responsiveness to Instruction Why RtI? A nationally recognized initiative
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  • How does RtI support L.I.F.E.? Three Focus Areas: Academics Attendance Behavior
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  • RtI I Care Team Organizational Flow Chart
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  • I Care Team Student Support Plan MEPHS Responsiveness to Instruction RtI Plan Tier II Referral Form Attendance Form Alternative Learning Center (ALC) Referral Form Progress Monitoring- Key Process- (PEP)
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  • In- House Competitions Principals L.I.F.E. Attendance Competition Best Costume (Halloween) Test 100% (goal of 95% for all testing) Intramural Basketball Faculty/Student Talent Show Celebrations Exemplary Attendance Celebrations Honor Roll Spirit Week Student Organizations/Clubs Food Drives,Mix It Up Lunch, Belt Drive, Prom Step Team (Pieces of Gold) Book Club How We Engage/Motivate Students School-Wide Events Inspirational Movies and Popcorn Field trips (Career and College) Guiness Book World Record/Pascals Triangle Recycling Program (2nd in Wake Co.) Fairs o Transition o Senior o Career Picture Day FreeStyle Pics (Friends & Twins) Academic Excellence Honors classes Fewer credits to graduate (21-22)
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  • Behavior Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. - Maria Robinson Weekly check of Tier II Forms for Referrals Teacher/Student Conference-Temperature Check Learning Styles/Grit Scale/BESS universal screener Study Skills Motivation
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  • Lessons Learned Do... Have a caring adult to connect with student (ex: Check-In - Check Out(CICO), Remind 101) Start the school day on a positive note..(advisor/advisee, LIFE, mentoring, etc.) Have student-centered weekly PLT sessions Have a structured smart lunch program Provide teachers with resources and support for implementing programs, ideas Step out of the box to engage the learner - you cannot teachem until you reachem
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  • The Bottom Line People dont care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Teddy Roosevelt
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  • Questions? Contact Us Kimberly Harrison Assistant Principal Geraldine Webb-Harris Intervention/RtI Coordinator gwebb- gwebb- Anna Chaney School Psychologist Kathy Zappia Social Worker Quiletta Dunston ALC Coordinator Mary E. Phillips High School 1923 Milburnie Rd. Raleigh, NC 27610