How Can I Help my Student Achieve Success

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How Can I Help My Student
Achieve Success?
Prefrontal Cortex or the “Thinking
Brain” is not fully developed
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Less likely to stay organized
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Less likely to show:
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Responsibility in planning
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Prioritizing
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Evaluating the consequences of their actions
Junior High School Mind
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The brain is not fully developed until age 25
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Much of this is physiological

Sometimes not caring about consequences, (“living
in the moment”)
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The region of the brain that leads
to motivation is still developing in
adolescence
Organization
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Help students stay organized -- Notebooks should
be reorganized every six weeks
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Use a PLANNER
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Use a different notebook for each class/ Color code
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To do/done Homework folder
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Pencil bag with supplies
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Organize locker
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BOSS video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wIfgsWqwtqg&fe
ature=youtube.
Staying on Top of it with
Technology
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Home Access Center – Grades, Attendance
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Teacher Websites -- Katyisd.org
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Online Textbooks/Students /Secondary Portal
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Edmodo/Canvas
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Email teachers
Home Access Center
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Parents are issued a HAC letter
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If you have children at multiple campuses, one login
will show all of your children’s information at one
time.
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Use the “Frequently Asked Questions” section to
help you.
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http://www.katyisd.org/pages/home-accesscenter.aspx
Home Access Center (Students)
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Username= Student ID Ex: K1211111
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Password= KT first initial of first and last name + 4
digits (random)

Example: Student’s name is Mary Barker Mary’s
password is ktmb1234.
Retest Policy
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Failing Test Grades – Students should Retest for 69
and below
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Make immediate arrangements with teacher
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Attend tutorials for extra help

Some conditions may apply
Student Portal
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Go to Katyisd.org >campuses>Junior High >Beck
http://www.katyisd.org
Teacher websites/ Beck info
Counselor’s Corner
Student Portal
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Online Textbook Link-- Hover over to find sign in info
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Canvas Link
http://www.katyisd.org
Edmodo
Teachers use either Canvas or Edmodo to post Info
about their classes, calendar, and
handouts/assignments.
Edmodo access is available from the student site or
from the teacher. You can join all the classes and have
one view.
Parent tutorial for Edmodo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbkJ3QAIEaw
Student tutorial
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxrty5j8MS4
CANVAS
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Canvas can be accessed from Katyisd.org
>Students > Secondary Portal

Students log in with their Katy ISD ID and Passwords.

Canvas, like Edmodo, is a teacher website where
students can view class assignments/info,
calendars, and have interactive discussions with
classmates.

No parental access codes
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Only students have access – Work with your student
End of Year Average
6th & 7th Grade
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1st six weeks average
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+ 2nd six weeks average
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+ 3rd six weeks average
_______________________
Total
Divided by 3 = Semester Avg
EOY average = Sem 1 Avg + Sem 2 Avg > 70 to pass
How Grades are Averaged by
Semester
8th Grade
I st 6 weeks x 2
+ 2nd 6 weeks x 2
+ 3rd 6 weeks x 2
+ Semester Exam
---------------------------------------------Total
Divided by 7 = Semester Average
Junior High School classes = EOY > 70 to pass
High School classes = Semesters are independent
Grade Category Breakdown
Major
Minor
Other
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Between 6th and 8th grade, Major grades (Tests and
Major Projects) range from 45% to 55%.
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Minor grades (quizzes) range from 40% to 30%
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And “Other” grades (homework/classwork) counts
15%
70% Rule as Passing
100
Homework is top 15%
85
70_____________________________________
69 and below is failing
15
0
Homework is not bottom 15%
Attendance Change

House Bill 5 requires students to be in attendance
90% of the time in order to receive class credit or a
final grade.
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Careful about unexcused absences or vacations
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Don’t leave at semester exam time
How much Homework
Minimum Homework and Study time:
One to Two Hours Daily
Math Homework alone 30+ min
Reading 30 min. daily
Time increase with each grade and if taking
Pre ap Classes
Use Advisory Period to study or for tutoring
Studying at Home
Make it a Habit
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Where? Same place everyday-- Kitchen table;
Dining room table; Study; Bedroom desk
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How? Quiet, well lit, without distractions--
No phone, T.V., Music
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When? Every day at 3:30 p.m. after snack
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Regular Routine? It should become routine.
Katy OnTheGo – Mobile App
http://www.katyisd.org/sites/mobileapp/Pages/default
.aspx
Thank you
This concludes Part 1
Computer Lab Part 2

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