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Hi, my name is Kimberly Adams. The military has brought my family and I to the Clarksville area. This is my second year teaching 3rd grade! I have a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from Westfield State University in Massachusetts. I earned a Masters in Healthcare Administration from Webster University and also graduated this past May with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A&M - Central Texas. Before teaching I spent 12 years in the military, most of which as a Medical Evacuation Pilot. My goal is to help students identify what methods and strategies help them to learn best, and then expand on that learning to acquire the knowledge and skills to keep them moving forward. I believe that every child has the opportunity to learn and succeed when given the tools that best meet their needs as a learner.
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Oakland uses a positive behavior matrix that promotes student awareness in expected behaviors.  This matrix can be seen in every room, throughout the building, is described in our school handbook located in the front of each student's provided OWL planner, and builds off our character trait acronym (WISDOM) banners handing from our foyer ceiling.  Each desired trait is broken down to identify school related desired behaviors to create student understanding and awareness of expectations.  These indicators are also linked to Class Dojo, which is used not only by teachers but throughout the entire building by special area teachers, special service providers, support staff, and administrators to provide consistency for our students and with parent communication.  The six overarching categories/character traits that student friendly indicators are broken down for on the visual matrix that students are taught about and expected to strive for are:

  • Work Ethic
  • Integrity
  • Self-discipline
  • Determination
  • Optimism
  • Motivation

Follow the link below to view the full "Dojo and Matrix Cheat Sheet".  This is designed to show the connection between the values on the matrix and the skills that are on Class Dojo.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1inX51aZivGxBhD9n_w0BTGP4R07pYhVY

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GpoL9crNNWXRFNGXffwwaBHF94vZwCa_