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  • Elementary Report Card Rubrics

    Posted by Daniel Loughran on 11/26/2019 12:30:00 PM

    Good afternoon, friends.

    As we near the end of our first elementary trimester on December 6th, I thought it would be helpful to share these two screencasts that describe our new report cards. 

    PreK/K report card screencast.

    Grades 1-5 report card screencast.

    We have also had the videos translated into Spanish. 

    Nueva boleta de calificaciones de preescolar y jardín de infantes screencast

    Grados 1-5 Nueva boleta de calificaciones screencast

    In addition, you can learn more about our report cards on the district websiteWe hope this information also helps inform our conversations during Parent/Teacher conferences next week. 

    Thanks, and please enjoy a restful, peaceful holiday!

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  • but I AM a "math person"...

    Posted by Daniel Loughran on 11/12/2019 5:00:00 AM

    We've been engaged in conversation on the topic of "numeracy" at our leadership meetings this year.  As is true with literacy, for which it would be absurd to think of our students' development of reading comprehension skills to be the sole domain of one language arts teacher's instruction, so it is true with numeracy. Read more.. 

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  • Why Growth Mindset?

    Posted by Daniel Loughran on 11/8/2019 5:35:00 PM

    Teachers in our district can often be heard using the term "growth mindset" for good reason: it works. Students who embrace the idea that some of the best learning occurs as a result of a failed attempt or an effort that did not quite produce the desired result are those who hold a successful future in their hands. Read more...

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  • Innovations

    Posted by Daniel Loughran on 11/1/2019 2:00:00 PM

    I am often asked about Franklin schools when I interact with friends and colleagues across the state, and one of my favorite things about the district is the shared belief in the power of innovation. When we try new things, learn new things, and think about how we can continually improve, our students reap the rewards.

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  • Welcome!

    Posted by Daniel Loughran on 11/1/2019 7:00:00 AM

    Welcome to Reflections, our new blog from the Office of Curriculum & Instruction.  It is my hope that this platform will provide the opportunity to share some of our thinking with our school community -- students, parents, and teachers.

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