Relationships Relationships Relationships…
Keeler school is one of the lucky schools in the CBE, as we are on a modified calendar. This means is that Keeler students come back to school three weeks earlier than most of the schools in our board.
As other students are looking to go back to school next week, our students have already been working and learning and getting into routines well ahead of other schools. This allows for a really fun start up and makes us feel like we’re way ahead when everyone else is just beginning in September…
This year, I have been constantly reminded and bombarded with examples of how the development of relationship with students is such a key, important part of our work. This goes for support staff, teachers, office staff, and administrators like myself. Developing connections and expectations for our students is our number one priority right now in these early weeks, and we are seeing the results pay off wonderfully. We are seeing students being much more positive, demonstrating belonging on the playground and in the classroom, working together, and all around just being more calm and ready to work. As a whole, this is allowing us to focus on the students who really need early interventions and supports and allowing us to set them up for success right away in August.
For not even being into September yet, I can honestly say I am so proud of every one of the students and the staff at Keeler School for the amazing August!
Work hard, learn tons!