BMS Staff Meeting
T Lamberson Room
Topics will be:
1. Scheduling led by Mrs. Ruffer...prep for department meetings
2. Grades...reinforce HS protocols at our level, zeroes
*Steve's notes that I have highighted as they apply to us
*Philosophy on zeroes, what is our intent, does/has anyone want to do research on this idea?
3. Significance of accurate attendance 1st period
4. A discussion on "exams" at the 8th grade level
*Proposed idea of quarterly assessments designed like HS exams either all 4 quarters or 2nd
semester quarters to "train" 8th graders.
5. Weekly state test prep work...a question/concept each week, use/using extensions for this and how much?
6. LD's idea...for homework only NO ASD for 5, homework does not "count" toward ASD's...thoughts?
7. Has anyone asked the question at the end of an assessment..."What do you know that I didn't ask you about?" Not a big deal, just thought that was a really neat idea.