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Sunday, October 24

  1. page home edited ... Strategic (Ghengis Khan)1. Why don't we do some investigating to see whether a quiet classroom…
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    Strategic (Ghengis Khan)1. Why don't we do some investigating to see whether a quiet classroom is the most effective learning environment
    Transformational (Martin Luther King)4. "Tell me and I forget. Show me and I'll remember. Involve me and I'll understand." - Confucius.
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    Theresa)2. I thtinkthink it's up
    what's best for them.
    "Speak tenderly to them. Let there be kindness in your face, in your eyes, in your smile, in the warmth of your greeting. Always have a cheerful smile. Don't only give your care, but give your heart as well".
    A lot can be achieved in a quiet classroom, however, a quiet environment does not suits all students. Some of our children are boisterous and move around and need to do hands-on activities. Some children need to talk through concept. Sitting passively does not suit all children, and should not be enforced in Utopia.
    Organisation wide (Hockeyroos)3.
    Open classrooms, shared responsibilities, students sharing their own knowledge, teachers sharing, there will be more talking and communicating, and that will be a good result.
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    Advocacy (Mother Theresa)1. Everyone has a choice - give people enough
    information and they will make the right choice.
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    a group. No one classroom should belong to one group. All classrooms should be available and used by everyone. We are on this journey of learning as one, as a team, and together, in an open classroom, we can do just that.
    Organisation wide (Hockeyroos)4.
    Why not work together - there are some excellent teaching practise going on that we could utilise. Team teaching is a real goal of organisation wide theorists, as open classrooms mean that we are hoping that openness and sharing of ideas will naturally progress into team teaching in an informal. Not being forced from top down, but to be enthused from the bottom up.
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    Advocacy (Mother Theresa)4. We can achieve fantastic results.Improvement in
    teaching and learning practises will benefit all our students.
    Every child is important and can achieve. Yes, data is important, it can provide a focus, but let's not get bogged down entirely about data, and let us develop ILPs for each and every student in our school.
    Organisation wide (Hockeyroos)2.
    Yeh, Let's get the staff working together to look what the data means to us. Sharing of ideas and what works, in the open and org wide approach we drive, data sharing ideas will be a natural progression of what we’re trying to achieve.
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    The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted. We need to make sure all transitioning staff and students have a sense of belonging.
    Mother Teresa
    We need to be available to new staff, chat with them freely, make them feel at ease, allow them time to ask you questions. Only then will they feel at 'home' and 'belonging' to Utopia, that they can then move on to read through policies and procedures. The 'person' must come before the 'policies'.
    Organisation wide (Hockeyroos)
    After the formal DEE&T requirements of an induction program, we would hope that the staff will step in and ensure that new staff are on a constant induction program that last well past their early years at the school. Then, over time, as their experience develops and they grow in their role, and become more entrenched in our environment, they will then gradually progress to step in and usher in new staff to the school.
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  4. page home edited ... We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. Mother Teresa Just simply allo…
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    We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
    Mother Teresa
    Just simply allowing children to be together. Put the curriculum aside for a bit, and allow the children to get to know each other, both through structured activities, like what blue group have mentioned, but also through activities that the children would like to do together, their own suggestions.
    I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbor. Do you know your next door neighbor?
    Mother Teresa
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  5. page home edited ... Advocacy (Mother Theresa) "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody,…
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    Advocacy (Mother Theresa)
    "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody, I think that is a much greater hunger a much greater poverty that the person who has nothing to eat... We must find each other....."
    Yes, policies are important, but our students should be at the centre, that is what we are in the business for...teaching and learning. Students are engaged and happy when we show that we care for them and we value them. If these beliefs fit with DEECD policy, then great.
    The miracle is not that we do this work, but that we are happy to do it.
    Mother Teresa
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  6. page home edited ... Advocacy (Mother Theresa) "Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admi…
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    Advocacy (Mother Theresa)
    "Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, admire it. Life is bliss, taste it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is a song, sing it.Life is an adventure, dare it. Life is luck, make it" We can give our students a wonderful life of many opportunities at Utopia Mother Teresa
    We must all work together for the benefit of staff and students. We must come together as 'one'.
    "I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things."
    — Mother Teresa
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  7. page home edited ... We must focus on all our children and all their efforts. "Be faithful in small things bec…
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    We must focus on all our children and all their efforts. "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies".
    Mother Teresa
    Of course we should celebrate success, but do so for every little bit of success along the way. All efforts, from all students, regardless of their ability and standing, should be celebrated.
    "In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love" - Mother Teresa
    Organisation wide (Hockeyroos)
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  8. page home edited Please clarify for me...I wear green on the day (Mother Theresa). I figured as my section is highl…
    Please clarify for me...I wear green on the day (Mother Theresa). I figured as my section is highlighted green. Thanks, Leanne.
    Yes, Just put something green on-scarf whatever...Deb

    Utopia Presentation – ‘Can We Fix It’
    Maybe a picture of Bob the Builder - Here's one - what do you think?
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Thursday, October 21

  1. page home edited Please clarify for me...I wear green on the day (Mother Theresa). I figured as my section is highli…
    Please clarify for me...I wear green on the day (Mother Theresa). I figured as my section is highlighted green. Thanks, Leanne.
    Yes, Just put something green on-scarf whatever...Deb
    Utopia Presentation – ‘Can We Fix It’
    Maybe a picture of Bob the Builder - Here's one - what do you think?
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    11:59 pm
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    Maybe a picture of Bob the Builder - Here's one - what do you think?
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    Started putting together Power Point {CanHi Team I have added in any pictures people have sent me through, so attached is the latest version of our powerpoint. {Can We Fix Presentation.pptx} it is very basic at this stage, clickIt Presentation Final.pptx} click on the
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    to view. If people send me through the pictures they find and want to use in presentation I can whack them in prior to next meeting, if you forget don't worry won't take long next time - broecker.simon.k@edumail.vic.gov.au Leave some feedback for improvements and I change.AlsoAlso suggestion -
    Types of Leadership (Frank Crowther)
    Picture of models from Crowther
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