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    Journey Journals

    Patrick Yurick (9th Grade Multimedia) uses the Journey Journal Flowchart to help his students stay organized throughout each project and take responsibility for keeping track of deadlines.

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    The Agenda

    Bobby Shaddox (6th Grade Humanities) prepares students for the day ahead with an extremely clear agenda.

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    Daily Greeting

    Patrick Yurick (9th Grade Multimedia) introduces the Daily Greeting, a community building ritual that gives every student a chance to voice how they are feeling each day.

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    Community Circle

    Tara Giannini (10th Grade Art) introduces the Community Circle, a daily opening ritual that helps the students build a strong sense of community.

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    FIRST Thing: The I-Write

    Kay Flewelling (9th grade Humanities) has a different FIRST thing for each day of the week. (F = Free, I = I-write, R = Read, S = Sketch, and T = Talk). Here, she gives clear instructions for an I-...

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    FIRST Thing: Sharing Sketches

    After Kay Flewelling's 9th Grade Humanities students complete their FIRST Thing sketches, they routinely share their work with each other using a two-step process.

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    First Thoughts

    Ted Cuevas (9th Grade Physics/Math) uses a First Thought to get his students' brains moving at the beginning of class.

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    Britt Shirk (9th Grade Humanities) has a different daily warm-up for each day of the week. (D = Discuss, A = Analyze, I = Investigate, L = Look, and Y = Yelp).

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