Kids need guidance at different times to help them grow in a safe and supportive environment. As educators, we aspire to be someone our kids can depend on. We want each student to have someone that cares not just about their grade, but also about who they are as an individual.
On Wednesday, December 2, Wylie ISD will celebrate Relationships Day. This day will focus on positive teacher-student relationships and how these alliances promote greater student performance.
Positive relationships truly have the ability and the power to unleash untapped potential in our students. While some teachers may not think they have the time to spend building relationships, we suggest that we don't have the time not to. Relationships and instruction are not an either–or proposition, but are rather an incredible combination. Research tells us this combination will increase engagement, motivation, test scores, and grade point averages while decreasing absenteeism, dropout rates, and discipline issues.
Influential relationships come about through your trust and likability. Be true to your word. Follow through with your commitments. Refrain from harmful, manipulative, or friction-creating methods of managing behavior. Smile. Love your children. Bring humor and joy to your life. And you’ll never, ever have to try to build influential relationships. They’ll just…happen.
Building great kids, not just great grades…it's the Wylie Way!
As part of our mission to better serve our students and staff, Wylie ISD’s Curriculum and Instruction Division is modifying its structure to allow a more concentrated approach based on grade levels. As previously announced, the department has combined the supervision of curriculum with the supervision of advanced academics and then divided responsibilities into a delineated elementary and secondary focus [more...]
Prepping for their futures, Wylie High School culinary arts students competed in the fifth annual Iron Chef: North Texas event Nov. 7 at The Art Institute of Dallas. A high school take on the popular Iron Chef: America concept, it was a culinary showdown unlike any other in the area [more...]