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Most of the study circles are focusing on how race and ethnicity affect student achievement and parent involvement, according to Landesman. Initially, the charge was to look at the achievement gap, he said. Then we realized there already were a lot of initiatives to look at the achievement gap. Middle-school students in a study circle brought up a discipline issue they felt was unfair to African-American students, said Landesman.
Based on the input from the study circles, the staff changed the policy. Participants in other study circles talked about why some parents didnt feel comfortable coming to school.
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Later, we tried to match people from different backgrounds, Landesman said. That study-circle process helped to rejuvenate the PTA at one school. There were six days between the last study circle and the last PTA meeting of the year.
Sixty-five people showed up to that last PTA meeting. They were able to figure out why a lot of parents didnt come, Landesman noted. They contacted people within the group.
The districts three elementary schools did not all have the same facilities and equipment. One school is more modern while in another students were attending class in converted closets, he said. So study circles were formed at all three schools to allow more people to get involved in the discussion. Study circles are a better reflection of the community.
We ended up bringing people together out of it, Noucas said. We were able to build a plan because people felt they were involved in the process. As part of the study circle experience, members of the circles toured all three elementary schools, were introduced to the principals, and were able to meet residents from other areas of town. They realized these parents [from other parts of town] were the same as they are, said Noucas of the participants.
They realized, They care about their kids as much as we do. We realized if we can identify common ground, we can work together to resolve our differences. Community members decided after the study circles that they needed a bond to renovate one of the schools. Currently MCPS has about ten active study circles meeting at different schools. Each study circle has about 15 people and meets for two hours each week for six weeks.
Landesman developed an outreach program, and he and his staff members help schools recruit people for study circles. I tell them [principals] to give out flyers -- I ask principals for names of to parents who normally wouldnt come to an event.
The principal sends out letters, than we follow-up with phone calls. His department also recruited and trained facilitators.
We probably trained about facilitators who go through a minimum of 14 hours of training. Two facilitators are assigned to each study circle.
They are not there to act as teachers -- they are there to help ensure people are comfortable and that the conversation is productive and stays on topic, Landesman told Education World. They keep the conversation deep enough and make sure it doesnt get out of hand. Many of the groups are bilingual -- most Spanish and English -- and there is one that is English and Vietnamese, he said. A few study circles are just for Spanish-speakers, and those focus on increasing the involvement of Latino parents in the schools.
Most of the action steps are taken at the school level, he added.
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At the same time, Landesman and his staff look at trends from the study circles reports, and bring those ideas to school board members and department heads so they can use the information in decision-making. Tips for Successful Study Circles The idea for study circles, small group discussions aided by a facilitator, originated in Sweden, and has been used in the U.
A study circle has multiple benefits for users and the community, she said. It helps people weigh-in on priorities. It also helps them take responsibility for their priorities, according to Malik.
This also helps people identify how government works. Malik provided some tips for successful study circles: Frame the issue so you know youll draw a broad range of people. Include people in study circles who reflect the diversity of the community, as well as those who can affect change.
To be broad enough to promote change, a study circle has to be broad enough to include decision-makers. Decide on the goals and who needs to achieve them. You might need someone from the school district and school board as well, she said. Decide who needs to be involved. Explore the problem -- for example, if the issue is student achievement, present data about the issue to the group. Look at different approaches to the problem -- find out how other communities are dealing with this same issue.
Decide what is important to work on and narrow the groups focus to three priorities. Get everyone together so you can choose what to do. Many of the schools use study circles to help shape their school improvement plans. These study circles usually include staff members and some parents, Landesman said. High school study circles include students, parents, teachers, and administrators; at the middle-school level, it is up the administration to decide whether or not they want students to participate.
But I will be watching you, studying your every move. And if I find that you are trying to corrupt my firstborn child, I will bring you down, baby. I will bring you down to Chinatown. Dialogue[ edit ] Jack: Let me ask you a question, Greg. Let's just say you have kids So, you hire a baby-sitter, someone you think you can trust. References, work experience — it all checks out fine. But then how do you really know for certain I mean, can you ever really trust another human being, Greg?
Sure, I think so. The answer is, you cannot. Greg, would you like to say grace? Oh, uh, well, Greg's Jewish, Dad. You're telling me Jews don't pray, honey? No, no, no, no, I'd love to. Pam, come on, it's not like I'm a rabbi or something. I've said grace at many a dinner table. O dear God, thank You. You are such a good God to us, a kind and gentle And we thank You, O sweet, sweet Lord of hosts You have so aptly lain at our table this day Day by day by day.
O dear Lord, three things we pray. To love Thee more dearly. To see Thee more clearly. To follow Thee more nearly Oh, Greg, that was lovely. That was interesting too. Oh, honey, why don't you read Greg your poem? Oh, no, he doesn't want to hear that.
You see, when Jack had to retire That's a bunch of malarkey. The doctor thought it would be therapeutic if he Honey, you wrote the most beautiful poem about your mother. Please, we really wanna hear it. It's a work in progress. I'm still not happy with it. As soon as it's ready, then I am going to glaze it onto a plate You gave me life, you gave me milk, you gave me courage. Your name was Angela, the angel from heaven. But you were also an angel of God, and He needed you, too.
Selfishly, I tried to keep you here But I couldn't save you, and I shall see your face It always gets me. I love you, Dad, but you could be a real jerk sometimes. He's still not good for Pam! Well, who is, Jack? No one has ever been good enough for your Pam.
You only warmed up to Kevin after she broke up with him. It think it's time for you find what Pam wants. You're gonna have to check that.
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No, I'm not — hey. I'm not checking my bag, okay? There's no need to raise your voice, sir. I'm not raising my voice. This would be raising my voice to you, okay? I don't want to check my bag. By the way, your airline — you suck at checking bags.
Because I already did that once, and you lost it, and then I had everything screwed up very badly for me.