Read below for GTA and PLC professional learning updates!
Making Sure Each Child Is Known
A middle school in Nevada uses this simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.

Disrupting Poverty
A Blended Learning Hybrid Event
with Kathleen M. Budge &
William H. Parrett
May 15 and May 29, 2018
8:45 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(8:30 registration)

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Thanks to you, we are closer than ever to fixing New York's flawed and unfair teacher performance review law. The NYS Assembly has passed A.10475, which would return control over teacher evaluations to local school districts and teachers. Between the Senate and the Assembly, this bill has more than 120 sponsors. That shows overwhelming support for the bill, which would go a long way toward creating a fairer and more effective evaluation system. It is now the Senate's turn to pass the bill. Let's get this done now! Please visit the NYSUT MAC App or online and fax your Senator to urge them to support an APPR fix that supports local control of teacher evaluations. There are also links to participate in social media and NYSUT Thunderclaps too.
What Do You Do When a Kid Says, I Hate Reading! Reluctant readers—we’ve all had them. Those students who wander around the room during silent reading time, browse half-heartedly in the library, complain about reading groups and abandon one book after another because each one, it turns out, is “boring.” What to do with students who say “I hate reading?” 

Greece Professional Learning Center
5 Reasons You Should Be Evaluating Your Professional Development Programs
Wouldn’t it be great if we knew when our professional learning programs were successful? Sheila B. Robinson, Greece Professional Learning Center Policy Board Chair, was featured this month in Frontline. Click below to view her blog post. We also want to wish Sheila the best of luck in her retirement from Greece Central and we look forward to a continuing partnership with her! Congrats.

Free Academic Resources @ PLC
A revolutionary, digital die-cut system created specifically for schools, the electronic Cutout Maker will help you bring lessons to life with automatically-cut letters, numbers, manipulatives, shapes and bulletin board collections.

We have just added all Greece school mascots. You can cut out your school mascots from 2" to 17". See below for pictures or click here.

To access our manual die cut library,  click here . For the electronic die cut library,  click here. Don't forget we have a color copier and color poster maker for classroom resources.
Arcadia
Athena
Autumn Lane
Brookside
Buckman Heights
Craig Hill
English Village
Holmes Road
Lakeshore
Longridge
Odyssey
Olympia
Paddy Hill
Pine Brook
West Ridge
10 Tips for Teaching Emotional Regulation and Improving Classroom Behavior at the Same Time
While most adults manage their feelings throughout the day by taking a walk or deep breaths, many kids don’t have those coping skills. “That management, known as emotional regulation, takes place deep inside the emotional center of your brain. When it’s working, you can go smoothly from one event to another, managing the different emotions". - Lori Jackson, School Psychologist

7 Simple Ways to Sneak Mindfulness into Your Teaching Day
Teaching is a juggling act. With all of the demands of our jobs, it is easy to become exhausted. One way to stay healthy is to intentionally build in short, focused breaks throughout the day to practice mindfulness.


Follow us on Twitter! We haven’t been updating the GTA web page as much lately, as we’ve found social media- namely, Twitter- to be a better way to reach people. If you haven’t already, please follow us, @greeceteachers , on Twitter. 
Greece Gauntlet
On Saturday, June 9 th , the Greece Central School District will host the fifth annual Greece Gauntlet 5K Obstacle Course Mud Run. This event is open to the Greece community of all ages and ability levels, it will feature more than 16 obstacles including hurdles, hill climbs, balance beams, a tire wall, slip and slides, and mud crawls. This is a personal or group challenge and participants are encouraged to help each other complete the obstacles.
 Check-in time is 8 a.m. and competitors will be assigned to heats starting at 9 a.m. so start times will vary. Registration for the Greece Gauntlet is $20 for children under 18 and $30 for adults 18 and over.
This year the Gauntlet has teamed up with the Greece Teachers Community Program. Proceeds from the event will go to help Greece families in need as well as other Greece community efforts. For more information, visit our website at www.GREECEGAUNTLET.com .
 We are hoping that this year will be the biggest and best year ever. Come on out, have some fun, and Conquer the Gauntlet! 
Greece Teachers Community Programs- GTCP (formerly the Social Justice Committee) promotes student learning, equity, and empowerment through quality teaching and active community engagement.
If you have something going on in the community that you would like GTCP to help with, please fill out the form  here.
Greece Professional Learning Center
Greece Professional Learning Center  |  1790 Latta Road,
Building A, Rochester, NY 14612 PHONE: (585) 966-2130
Greece Teachers Association
Greece Teachers Association  |  120 Erie Canal Drive,
Suites 320, Rochester, NY 14626 PHONE: (585) 471-5765