• Jim Mercer

SamTastic Weekly Tip: 4/27/15 - Celebrate a Colleague


This week’s SAMtastic tip is: celebrate a colleague. So, for example, let’s celebrate the SAM team at Pleasantdale Elementary, Doraville, Georgia. The team is consistently in the green and always connects their time with change of teacher practice. They are enjoying the results with a 20 point gain in a student achievement as measured by their district’s assessment tool,

CCRPI. Congratulations to Principal Terri Brown and SAM Margarita Thomas. Terri summarizes the importance of being mindful about tracking time: “How do you spend your time? Where you spend your time is kind of like how you spend your money. It’s what you value.” Terri talks about her daily SAM work and its impact in this short video:

Let us know about your success by emailing me at Take time in your SAM Daily Meeting to talk about a win, success or movement in the right direction. Sometimes this is the best thing a hard working SAM team can do. You might start with the SAM Team Performance Rubric and celebrate your “wins” in each of the three areas.

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