STORIES BEHIND THE DATA
Grit and Resiliency
Dr. Rich Patterson has been working with the staff and students during his Grit and Resiliency trainings. He helps students find hope by asking the right questions. While working with Rich, youth gain understanding and the desire to succeed is restored (or sometimes discovered for the very first time). He is a commended author whose book, Making Sense of Life: A Guide for Teens and Parents, shares the results of more than 40 successful years of working with youth. These thoughts are tried and true in that they have proven results with the youth of today.
Rich has worked with thousands of kids and has a sterling reputation for success. He has a powerful presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. He has a weekly coaching blog for teens and parents and his passion for working with kids, parents and families have glowing results.
DOK- Depth of Knowledge
Teachers are striving to use questioning and projects that reach level 3 and 4 on the DOK.
Level 3: Assess, Revise, Develop a Logical Argument, Compare, Formulate, Critique
Level 4: Connect, Apply Concepts, Analyze, Create, Prove, Design
In Geography, the Freshman are playing FanSchool Geopolitics. to boost their awareness about what's happening in the world and connect their learning to current events. Students 'drafted' countries and are competing against their classmates.
During the contest, students will be doing the following in class:
Speaker and Leadership Trainer
Shay Goulding Meurer came to Kit Carson to do a workshop with the staff. She is passionate about motivating and empowering others to achieve their highest potential. She began speaking to student athletes and other groups about unlocking their full potential in 2004. Shay has continued to coach and empower youth, professionals, and athletes to recognize the “limiting beliefs” that keep them from reaching their full potential and to replace them with powerful beliefs that allow them to perform at a peak state in any situation in order to achieve the greatest success.