Have a great picture of your environment or a thinking routine in your classroom? Tweet it with: #rcstfm It will appear on the RCSTFM website twitter feed for anyone looking at the page (here at Reuther or around the world!)
Looking for resources to get you started (or continue on) with the cultural force of language? Here is a resource and posters you can use to promote the language of community, identity, agency, noticing & naming, knowing, and feedback & praise in your classroom.
Check out this awesome video from Schroeder Elementary in Troy. Many routines with teacher interviews are showcased.
Inspirational quote for the start of the second semester:
Collective efficacy, which is a shared perception or belief held by a group that they can organize and execute a course of action that makes a difference... is, in fact, a better predictor of student and school success than student socio-economic status or race (Goddard, 2003; Hoy, Smith, & Sweetland, 2002)
Creating a culture of thinking not only in our classrooms, but also our school, is so powerful! What we are doing here at Reuther has such a positive impact on these students! “Our students will reach their full potential through the development of a strong work ethic, effective problem solving skills, and positive relationships.” This is our vision for these students and by each of us believing in making thinking visible, and building a culture of thinking, we are making a difference. Let’s keep going… Reuther is amazing!