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Friday, October 21, 2016
Listen Up!
In a world full of quick responses and quick information it is a rare moment when we get the chance to listen up.  And 'listen up' is exactly what I have done since coming to BISD.  I have listened to the tremendous knowledge embodied by our Leadership Team,  to the ideas and goals discussed and set forth by my colleagues and team members in the Curriculum & Instruction Department; and I have listened to the excellent teachers that instruct and direct the boundless energy and thinking of the curious children that daily sit in BISD classrooms,  I have listened, learned and lead the way to a new literacy framework that will allow teachers to differentiate instruction and provide casual conversation as a 'new' impetus for motivation and acceleration.  I have instructed, trained and mentored many that saw the opportunity to begin the 21st Century with a 'whole new mind' and a set of skills that put collaboration, communication , creativity and critical thinking as a top priority for daily instruction.
As the year progresses my wish is that all of you take the time to 'listen up' and continue to lead the children around us into the vast and varied worlds of literacy as they move along the continuum of elementary education.  It just takes a good ear and a gentle hand to hear each individual teasure!

Sylvia Davies

Teresa Lawson
BISD Elementary ELA Consultant
Last Modified on February 23, 2016