OAKLAND, CA - As the holiday season begins and the year comes to a close, it’s important to take the time to say thank you to your leaders, administrators, and teachers to let them know how much they are appreciated.
Here are three ways you can thank your team throughout the year:
1. Surprise your staff with an after-school social
At the beginning of the day, place a banana along with the a note including the above cartoon in each person’s mailbox that says “Find out why you received this fun surprise. Head to Room ____ after school!” Once the school day is over, surprise them with a banana split ice-cream social with all of their favorite fixings.
2. Host your own version of a “Paint Night” in the daytime
Paint night events are popular on the social scene because they are fun to attend, allow you to be creative, and don’t require experience. With this in mind, provide your staff with your own version of this event during the day to give them a space to unwind, socialize, and create their own painting to take home.
This month, Oakland Charter High School hosted an “Eat, Paint, & Be Thankful” event for their administration and teachers to show their appreciation for all the hard work they had done throughout the year for their students. Check out the video below to see a glimpse of their event.
3. Be a Coffee Hero
Working in education means early mornings to prepare your classroom, print out teaching materials, and even tutor students who arrive before school begins. Thank your staff by bringing in coffee and bagels to brighten their day.
BAY AREA, CA - We are excited to announce that the first cohort of AMPS Career Path Teachers has been selected!
The AMPS Up and Coming Leader (UCLP) Career Path is a comprehensive talent pipeline system that provides our teachers and aspiring school leaders with a coordinated pathway for growth, development and increased compensation. This innovative new system will allow our educators to take on new roles and responsibilities while continually advancing their teaching effectiveness and leadership skills in service to our students.
The 2016 cohort had their applications reviewed by multiple readers using a rubric to score the five primary components of the teacher’s portfolio:
They then presented the results to the committee of 15 AMPS leaders and Home Office team members where a final consensus decision was made. The process provided multiple components of a teacher’s practice to be considered in a balanced way and involved multiple reviewers.
The 2015-16 recipients demonstrated a multi-year track record of effective practice, leadership, and most importantly, growing their students both in academics and character.
AMPS is proud to recognize the following career path promotion recipients: