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SamTastic Weekly Tip: 8/17/15 - Have you scheduled your SAM Daily Meeting for every day this week?

Have you scheduled your SAM Daily Meeting for every day this week?


Do you have a back-up plan if one of your SAM team members is absent? Here’s a few ideas used by other SAM teams when the SAM is absent:


1. Train another staff member to substitute. This can be a great way to help others in the school understand what the leader is doing as he/she increases instructional time and thinks about the impact on teaching and learning.

2. Do the SAM Daily Meeting by phone. This works great when the leader or the SAM is away from the school or office. You can cover the basics and be sure that you are in

the Green for the next day.

3. Two Days at Once: Many SAM teams will cover two days during the SAM Daily Meeting when they know a team member will be absent. This way they can schedule in the Green and can ask the follow-up questions when the team is back together.

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