Why are we doing this?
It really fits who we want to be as a community. By assembling students and teachers in one space before the start of the school day, morning assembly is a powerful way to instill discipline and also to set a joyful and focused tone for the day.
Hosting a morning assembly
What a difference that made! I have three non-classroom teachers who supervise in the gym. It is a commitment. Q: What are your goals for the morning assembly? A: When I first got here I was thinking how long would it take to get rid of this tradition [of PA announcements] without ruffling too many feathers. Taking the time to prepare everyone involved increases the likelihood that each assembly will serve the purpose of uniting the school community through a positive shared experience. This month?
This is what a shared culture comprises. We use our Monday assemblies very effectively to share important information, stage students' performances, and to give out certificates. A: When I first got here I was thinking how long would it take to get rid of this tradition [of PA announcements] without ruffling too many feathers.
The second source, Responsive Classroom, offers administrators and teachers strategies to "ensure a positive audience experience. We also sing the school anthem every Monday. The students start to feel it does matter.
Everybody knowing each other. I also want to get our students ready for our school day, mentally and physically, and give them strategies to succeed.
A friendly and professional tone will put the audience at ease and encourage them to take the announcement seriously: 'I know everyone is excited to hear our student band this afternoon. All the outside morning duties are done by non-classroom teachers also.
School morning assembly script
I love bringing kids up to share the things that are happening in their classrooms, but, most important, I really want the kids to hear from me. What a difference that made! I want to ground us in who we are as a community. I thought that in two months, I could cut it to three days a week and then two days a week. They provide a foundation of understanding for the community, in which students can better understand the "big picture" of their learning and school life. I say it every single day. A: Yes, I will give some general announcements, celebrate birthdays, then at the end we all stand for our school creed and the Pledge [of Allegiance]. This is what a shared culture comprises. This past April the kids, with help from parent volunteers, made this big poster for me for our spring gala. Here are the strategies he suggests: Model key behaviors and routines: "Interactive modeling is a powerful yet simple strategy for helping students learn how to do all the things necessary for a performance: entering the assembly, finding your seat, waiting patiently while others perform, taking a bow, etc. I wanted the assembly to be more than that. The adult leading the performers can simply point to a key word or symbol to help performers remember what to do. The second source, Responsive Classroom, offers administrators and teachers strategies to "ensure a positive audience experience. Q: Can you say more about the idea of a centered purpose? Every morning, she starts the day with a ten-minute school-wide live assembly.
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