Principal's Corner

Principal’s Corner

Dear Lawrence Families,

The Habit of Mind for this edition is:

Thinking Flexibly

What is it? – Ability to change your mind. Approaching a problem from a different perspective.

Sounds like – “I think I see things differently now.”

Looks like – Trying different approaches.

Feels like – Stretching. Hard to give up your own viewpoint but expanding.

Some students have difficulty considering alternate points of view. Fleixible thinkers display confidence in their intuition. They can approach a problem from a new angle using a novel approach. Their minds are open to change based on additional information. Flexible people have the most control. They engage in multiple outcomes and activities and draw upon a variety of problem solving strategies.

Information on Habits of Mind are taken from the book Habits of Mind by Costa and Kallick.

I encourage your to use the Habits of Mind as a topic of discussion with your family. Please share how you developed this HOM over the years and help explain the importance of the HOM and how you use it in your life. The use of stories is a powerful way to support all learning.

NEW – Lawrence Attendance Line! 617-879-4343 – Please add this number to your contacts!
Starting February 6, 2017 Lawrence will join the other Public Schools of Brookline in using an automated phone system for attendance calls. These will be on our website for future reference.

Warren L. Blair

“Putting your vegetable on your little sister’s plate doesn’t work.” Nicole, age 11

January 16 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20 – Principal Forum with special guest, Superintendent Andrew Bott, 8:05am – Lawrence Library – All our welcome!
January 24 – PTO – 8:05 AM – Library – Literacy Specialists Presentation
January 27 – Family Skate Night
February 2 – PTO Family Fun Night

Dear Lawrence Families,

The Habit of Mind for this edition is:
Thinking Flexibly
What is it? –  Ability to change your mind. Approaching a problem from a different perspective.
Sounds like – “I think I see things differently now.”
Looks like – Trying different approaches.
Feels like – Stretching. Hard to give up your own viewpoint but expanding.
Some students have difficulty considering alternate points of view. Fleixible thinkers display confidence in their intuition. They can approach a problem from a new angle using a novel approach.  Their minds are open to change based on additional information. Flexible people have the most control. They engage in multiple outcomes and activities and draw upon a variety of problem solving strategies.
Information on Habits of Mind are taken from the book Habits of Mind by Costa and Kallick.
I encourage your to use the Habits of Mind as a topic of discussion with your family. Please share how you developed this HOM over the years and help explain the importance of the HOM and how you use it in your life. The use of stories is a powerful way to support all learning.
NEW – Lawrence Attendance Line! 617-879-4343 – Please add this number to your contacts!Starting February 6, 2017 Lawrence will join the other Public Schools of Brookline in using an automated phone system for attendance calls. These will be on our website for future reference.  Warren L. Blair
“Putting your vegetable on your little sister’s plate doesn’t work.” Nicole, age 11
January 16 – No School – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
January 20 – Principal Forum with special guest, Superintendent Andrew Bott, 8:05am – Lawrence Library – All our welcome!
January 24 – PTO – 8:05 AM  -  Library – Literacy Specialists Presentation
January 27 – Family Skate Night
February 2 – PTO Family Fun Night

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