Using L . I.F.E . to Engage and Motivate High School Learners

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Using L . I.F.E . to Engage and Motivate High School Learners. Learn. Inspire. Fellowship. Excel. insert cartoon. v. Food For Thought. 1) Read & think about the quote below 2) Turn to your shoulder buddy and share your thoughts - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Using L.I.F.E. to Engage and Motivate High School Learners

Using L.I.F.E. toEngage and Motivate High School Learners

Learn. Inspire. Fellowship. Excel.Welcome to audience and Ms. Harrison will open the presentation with presenting of staff and info on our school.

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Food For Thought...1) Read & think about the quote below 2) Turn to your shoulder buddy and share your thoughts

The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.

Ken Robinson, International Advisor on Education

Phillips Vision & MissionVisionMary E. Phillips will be the highest performing high school in Wake County.

MissionMary E. Phillips High School will significantly increase achievement for all students--regardless of background or societal factors--by developing a caring, respectful environment and creating a culture of excellence through a rigorous and relevant 21st century curriculum that fosters relationships and produces responsible global citizens.

PurposeDiscuss information on motivating and engaging studentsShow how intervention efforts can impact student motivationProvide an introduction to programs used to engage/motivate studentsPhillips Focus: The Five RsRigor: Engaging Curriculum and Instruction to develop college/career readinessRelationships: Strong Connection to Students Through School Culture and ClimateRelevance: Real World Connection to LearningRespect: Mutual Foundations of CaringResponsibility: Taking Ownership of Learning, Living and GivingWhat about L.I.F.E?

Academic Skills/Career ReadinessCurrent EventsLife SkillsTeambuilding (Whole Group)Temperature Checks (Teacher & Students)

SeminarSmart Lunch with a twist

Built-in Remediation/Enrichment period (rigor)

Reconnect with LIFE coach (relationship)

Achieve and Earn out (80 for 80) (responsibility)insert cartoon


RtI - Responsiveness to InstructionWhy RtI?

A nationally recognized initiative

How does RtI support L.I.F.E.? Three Focus Areas:Academics



RtI I Care Team Organizational Flow Chart

I Care Team Student Support Plan

MEPHS Responsiveness to Instruction RtI Plan

Tier II Referral Form

Attendance Form

Alternative Learning Center (ALC) Referral Form

Progress Monitoring- Key Process- (PEP)

This is certainly a large part of RTI, but how is this directly-related to LIFE? Can this be covered during questions?In the presentation we are speaking of LIFE, RtI, Seminar, and all things we are using to motivate/engage students. This will touch on using this process to engage students to learn are the L in Life. Does this make sense?In- House CompetitionsPrincipals L.I.F.E. Attendance Competition Best Costume (Halloween)Test 100% (goal of 95% for all testing)Intramural BasketballFaculty/Student Talent ShowCelebrationsExemplary Attendance CelebrationsHonor RollSpirit WeekStudent Organizations/ClubsFood Drives,Mix It Up Lunch, Belt Drive, PromStep Team (Pieces of Gold)Book Club

How We Engage/Motivate StudentsSchool-Wide EventsInspirational Movies and PopcornField trips (Career and College) Guiness Book World Record/Pascals Triangle Recycling Program (2nd in Wake Co.)FairsTransitionSeniorCareerPicture DayFreeStyle Pics (Friends & Twins)Academic ExcellenceHonors classesFewer credits to graduate (21-22)

What does this have to do with how RtI supports LIFE?This is a semi-funny lead in to behavior. Chaney will tie this in to behaviors... BehaviorNobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. - Maria Robinson

Weekly check of Tier II Forms for ReferralsTeacher/Student Conference-Temperature Check Learning Styles/Grit Scale/BESS universal screenerStudy SkillsMotivation

Lessons LearnedDo...Have a caring adult to connect with student (ex: Check-In - Check Out(CICO), Remind 101)

Start the school day on a positive note..(advisor/advisee, LIFE, mentoring, etc.)

Have student-centered weekly PLT sessions

Have a structured smart lunch program

Provide teachers with resources and support for implementing programs, ideas

Step out of the box to engage the learner - you cannot teachem until you reachem The Bottom Line

People dont care how much you know, until they know how much you care. Teddy RooseveltQuestions?Contact UsKimberly Harrison Assistant Principal ksharrison@wcpss.netGeraldine Webb-Harris Intervention/RtI Coordinator gwebb-harris2@wcpss.netAnna Chaney School Psychologist achaney@wcpss.netKathy Zappia Social Worker kzappia@wcpss.netQuiletta Dunston ALC Coordinator

Mary E. Phillips High School1923 Milburnie Rd.Raleigh, NC 27610