Saturday, September 22, 2007

It's a good thing

Well, I have survived the haircut trauma, long week at work with meetings every night, and all and all I can say it was a pretty good week. I was flattered when I received this message via email:

Stacy,

Pop down tomorrow when you have time and we can visit about TAT team. [SPED COORDINATOR] stopped in and we had a good visit and she indicated you might be interested in joining this team with your fresh ideas and experiences.

[PRINCIPAL]


I was very excited and had thought about the possibilities of joining this team. The purpose of the team is to meet on students that teachers feel are struggling, wether it be in the area of academics or behavior, or both. The team meets to discuss possible interventions that can be tried to help this student. From there the team will meet back again to discuss if the interventions implemented were successful or not. If not, then the student would be referred for special education testing/evaluating.

This is a huge thing and being a first year teacher I was somewhat hesitant at first, but I think it would be great to be a part of this team. Far too often, teachers have difficulties with students and would rather pass them off to special education for testing than making changes in their classroom or instruction to help that student.


On a side note, I made it to spin today but felt somewhat dehydrated and passed on the run afterwards. We really focused on resistence and building strength rather than the speed today. There's nothing better than jello legs after a good workout! This week I am going to have to get in a few runs before my 5k saturday. Now, I am heading to school to get some paperwork done. Yep, third weekend in a row that I have put in extra time. But, it's just been crazy with two IEP meetings last week, and two coming up this week.

I won't be going into work next weekend... I will be in GF!

Today's Workout:
OCN: 13.5 miles

10 comments:

CollegeGirl said...

That's great! Sounds like an overall good week. Hope you get in some fun time this weekend :)

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sounds like a good opportunity (the TAT).

And your hair looks cute. But I don't think I would go back to that person again based on your experience as a whole.

Wes said...

That's probably exactly why they want you on the team. They wanna make sure that students who don't need to be there have a voice... Congrats, girl!

Marcy said...

I was going to say the same thing as Wes! That's probably why they want you ;D ;D YAY!!!!

Jess said...

Congrats on being asked to join that team in your first year! That's so awesome!!!

teacherwoman said...

I only spent 4.5 hours at the school today...

... now it's time for some fun!

scott keeps running said...

that's awesome about the possibility to join The Team.

looks like you've already made a great impression in just this short amount of time. kudos.

J~mom said...

Sweet note!!!! They already know what a great addition to the school you are! :>)

L*I*S*A said...

WOW...great stuff. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to be on that team. I know you'll have great things to offer them.

robtherunner said...

I am hesitant to join teams as well being a new teacher I want to settle in first. Good luck!