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Re-freshing Freshmen

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Habeeb Feb 14, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi Folks - I have not posted for quite a while.  Here at Urbandale High School we are currently in our 8th year of a 9th Grade House / SLC project.  And, while our results are quite well in general,…Continue

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A Word to Teachers

Great blog from Des Moines Register Thought you would like to read something like…See More
Apr 12, 2011
Gary Birdwell commented on Fran Schlenoff's blog post Introduction
"Fran - We set up our Freshman House 5 years ago. We started by giving myself and 3 other teachers an extra planning period to decide what we wanted our program to look like. We came up with a mission statement before anything else, then worked from…"
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Gary Birdwell replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Have you read The Ninth Grade Opportunity?
"Scott - Do you have a copy of the "Yellow Sheet" that is discussed in Chapter 4? In our group discussions, we really like this idea and would like to see what one looks like to create our own. Thanks"
Mar 25, 2010
Gary Birdwell replied to Scott Habeeb's discussion Have you read The Ninth Grade Opportunity?
"Scott - I just received our shipment of the book. I have enough copies to distribute to the members of our Freshman House. Any suggestion on how to go about reading it as a group? I was thinking about having them read certain sections, and then…"
Feb 16, 2010
Gary Birdwell commented on DJSerafin's blog post Freshman Transition Program VS. Freshman Transition Course
"Personally, I do not believe the needs of the current ninth grader can be met with one teacher / one course per day. The students are at the most critical time of their educational lives. Statistics prove out that if a student is to drop out, the…"
Feb 11, 2010
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"That would be too bad. However, there might be ways to keep a strong transition program even in lean budget years. Let me know if you'd ever like to brainstorm."
Feb 2, 2010

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What is your connection to education/teaching?
I am a Geography teacher and "director" of the 9th SLC at Urbandale High School.
Your School/System/Organization
Urbandale High School
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Teacher
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http://www.urbandaleschools.com

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At 3:09am on July 27, 2017, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

Happy Birthday, Gary!!! Ron

At 3:19am on July 27, 2016, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

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At 3:56am on July 27, 2015, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

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At 5:32am on July 27, 2014, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

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At 12:57am on July 27, 2013, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

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At 12:42am on July 27, 2012, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

Happy Birthday, Gary!!! Ron

 

At 12:06am on July 27, 2011, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…

Happy Birthday, Gary!!! Ron


At 8:46am on July 27, 2010, Scott Habeeb said…
Happy Birthday!
At 12:08am on July 27, 2010, Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro said…
Happy Birthday, Gary!!! Ron
At 8:33pm on February 2, 2010, Scott Habeeb said…
That would be too bad. However, there might be ways to keep a strong transition program even in lean budget years. Let me know if you'd ever like to brainstorm.
 
 
 

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