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February Message

​Teachers’ Convention
       Teachers’ Convention is always an exciting time for teachers. Starting in mid-December, teachers begin by registering for workshops and presentations. Important to the overall professional development for teachers, Teachers’ Convention is a time to reflect and to grow as educators. Through convention speakers, workshops, exhibits and social activities, teachers can keep up with educational developments, identify and propose solutions for common problems, expand their educational knowledge and skills, and exchange ideas with colleagues. (ATA Website)
As my mind tends to thrives on organization, categories and groupings, each year, for Teachers’ Convention, I select a guiding theme or a guiding lens. This year, I selected workshops that focused primarily on supporting executive functioning. According to the Developing Child Harvard University website: Executive function and self-regulation skills are the mental processes that enable us to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, and juggle multiple tasks successfully. Just as an air traffic control system at a busy airport safely manages the arrivals and departures of many aircraft on multiple runways, the brain needs this skill set to filter distractions, prioritize tasks, set and achieve goals, and control impulses.

​​​Executive Functions:
Inhibition - The ability to stop one's own behavior at the appropriate time, including stopping actions and thoughts.
Emotional Control - The ability to modulate emotional responses by bringing rational thought to bear on feelings.
Initiation - The ability to begin a task or activity and to independently generate ideas, responses, or problem-solving strategies.
Working memory - The capacity to hold information in mind for the purpose of completing a task.
Planning/Organization - The ability to manage current and future- oriented task demands.
Organization of Materials - The ability to impose order on work, play, and storage spaces.
Self-Monitoring - The ability to monitor one's own performance and to measure it against some standard of what is needed or expected.  – Cooper & Dietzal
Mindful strategies to help support neurodiverse students with executive functioning:
Focus on strengths: respect a child’s uniqueness
Megacognition:
·       Modelling
·       Role playing
·       Intentional teaching of social skills
Time Management:
·       Timers
·       Routines
·       Analogue Clocks
·       Agendas/Planners/D2L (Review weekly with student)
Review before new learning begins:
·       Khan Academy
·       Solaro
·       The Key
Frequent Check-Ins
Organization:
·      Checklists
·       Binders
·       Labelling
·       Colour coding
Environmental Supports:
·       Word to speech
·       Audiobooks
·       Read/Write on google docs (love, love)
 Planned Transitions
·       Breaks
·       Shifts in activities or environment
 
 





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Learn more about what students and families can expect to hear from their schools next week. Classes are cancelled and students will not be returning to their schools, but learning is ongoing. https://t.co/2k2t0CUwTV #wearecbe

Yesterday we sent a message to all Gr. 10, 11 and 12 families about diploma exams. Diploma exams are cancelled, but under special circumstances, students can request to write a diploma exam. For more info, see info on our website https://t.co/Vt8kke9SuE

All city and school playgrounds are closed effective immediately to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. City parks remain open. Let’s all work together to protect the public’s health. #WeAreCBE

CBE Spring Break runs Mar. 23 – 27 for Traditional Calendar Schools, until Apr. 3 for Modified Calendar Schools. CBE Schools are closed during this time. Students and Staff, enjoy your time off, be safe and take care of yourselves. #WeAreCBE

An important parent message and video regarding continuation of learning for students was posted today. https://t.co/LBNFIPhl7L

Looking for interim educational ideas for your K-9 student? Check out CBE’s Learning at Home page for a variety of resources to support literacy, numeracy and wellness at home. #weareCBE https://t.co/xI2CiDs0WR

This afternoon CBE leaders provided media with information about the cancellation of classes and the CBE's response to #COVID19 We will continue to post updated information about how we will support students, staff and families on our website. https://t.co/NFssyWySZQ https://t.co/gFeKweY8bC

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R. T. Alderman School

725 Mapleton Dr SE Calgary, AB, T2J 1S1
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Principal
Mrs Brenda Lewis
Assistant Principal
Mr Stephen Brown
Education Director
Ann Ard
Trustee
Julie Hrdlicka

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Grades
05-09
Enrolment
448
Programs
Science
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Morning Start
8:55 AM
Dismissal
3:30 PM
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