Dear Westlake School Community:
I’m really looking forward to this week! On Tuesday, we will be hosting the other middle school principals as we all work together to learn how to best implement teaching and learning practices for the best interest of our students. I’m excited to open up our doors to my district colleagues and also to the ideas that come from inviting others into our work.
Over the course of this year Westlake has been working on developing skills around inviting students into the learning process more through the use of identifying what students should know or be able to do by the end of the lesson, how students will know they are making progress in their learning, and the use of questioning strategies to elicit evidence of learning. Ask you child(ren) about the learning targets and success criteria being used in their classrooms and how these elements
are helping their learning. I’d love to hear what you find out as well!