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December 31, 1997, C#overdale Reveil#e, Page 7 must be strong models for students Mike Carey, de schools -. weeks ago Bob Norberg, for the PRESS-Demo- asking about a recent that showed California the national aver- it came to having the teach in their areas. he was planning to in- information from most if onoma County's schools a number of days have I can only assume that (1) he was given an over- amount of information with or (2) it was an over- task for schools to tack- '.least in trying to determine if or junior high teach- in their of training. new to Cloverdale, I was "slzlal]- of Cloverdale High School, this means that often must teach more than their counterparts schools. This means that would be a greater chance teacher would be teaching k area that was "outside" their major. it turns out, this is not the all: There are a few excep- Mr. John McMillan does a college major in driv- but he does actually ! certification to take students .just hap- doesn't suffer from "Road Rage". In recent hirings, the Dis- trict was fortunate to recruit Ms. Margaret Trimble for Spanish courses and Ms. Maribeth Kelly for Physical Education; while both are operating presently with "emergency credentials" tempo- rarily, in fact they both have de- grees in the field of their class assignments. Now there are some school dis- tricts that want to see their teach- ers actually display their degrees and diplomas inside their class- rooms, much like you would see in a doctor's office (or so-I hear, but I have my eyes closed in most of those situations). This would provide credibility to the teaching profession. I could also see them displaying other accolades on the wall, not unlike Purple Hearts or other related "badges of courage." So, is that something that visi- tors would want to see as they enter a classroom? Would this reassure them that the classroom is in the hands of a true profes- sional? Or would they rather see other types of evidence. Visiting a classroom and sim- ply watching the interaction be- tween the teacher and students will usually give a pretty good indication. However, what one sees at any given time depends on many dif- ferent variables. Still, there are some things that we would hope to see in every learning environ- ment-at school, in the home, etc. These are the things that we are trying to identify in the Clover- dale Schools at this time. We are working on a list of things that we are willing to say WILL occur in our classrooms, that have the most value in the teaching-learning process. We've already identified the content (the information) we want our students to have, but we should also be able to determine the most effective ways of deliv- ering it. In the act of targeting important conditions for learn- ing, we can greatly improve learn- ing itself. The things the staff seems to have agreed upon are: Positive Attitude, Respect, Responsibility, Enthusiasm for Learning Caring, Consistency, and Trust/Hones- ty. It is important to have teachers with a strong background in that. subject area the}, are assigned to instruct. However, it is also important that teachers to be communica- tors and, particularly, strong mod- els for students. Roland Barth, a Harvard pro- fessor who a few years ago toured schools throughout the country as research for his book Improving Schools From Within, determined that the most important job of a teacher was to be a model. One of my favorite phrases may summarize this best: "I don't care what you know until I know you care." Help Rehabilitate the House Cloverdale Museum building has been declared unsafe and we need to repair the museum structure. We ask that you make donation' can to help us achieve our goal. All gits are tax you will receive written acknowledgement of any over $25. Yes I want to help rehabilitate the Gould/Shaw House, Cloverdale Historical Society Museum. Enclosed is my tax deductible contribution of: make checks payable to: Cloverdale Historical Society) iii [ Send to 126 A N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 me: ddress: : St: Zip Memory of: New life jacket law in force January 1st Cal Boating has issued a remind- er to boaters that a new state reg- ulation concerning life jackets will go into effect Jan. 1. The regulation requires all rec- reational vessels less than 16 feet in length, including canoes and kayaks, to carry a Type I, II, III or V wearable personal flotation de- vice for each person on board. Prior to the new law, vessels un- der 16 feet were only required to carry either a throwable or a wear- able personal flotation device for each person on board. The carriage requirements for vessels 16 feet or longer remain unchanged. A life jacket must be carried for each person on board. In addition, the boat must carry one throwable type flotation de- vice ( a Type IV cushion or ring buoy). Life jacket laws are enforced on all waters in the state. Longs & ATC offer free bus rides to First Night party Longs Drugs and ATC/VAN- COM will offer free bus rides to Santa Rosa's First Night on all Sonoma County Transit's county- wide bus service starting at 4 p.m. on New Years Eve. For the return trip home, the last bus will leave the transit mall 30 minutes after midnight. Call Sonoma County Transit for more information about the spe- cial express and late night service at 707-576-7433. First Night is a non-alcohol fam- ily New Years Eve street party in downtown Santa Rosa sponsored by the Cultural Arts Council of Sonoma County. For First Night information call Brooks Leete, First Night coordi-. nator at 527-6448 or FAX 542-3412. ATC/VANCOM operates Sonoma County Transit under contract. WIC to meet Jan. 7 at Cloverdale Library The Cloverdale Women's Im- provement Club will meet at 1 pro, Jan. 7 in the Pat Hare room of the library with Viola Groves pre- siding. Jo Morse will be the host- ess with the program to be announced. Several members are planning to attend the Vineyard District meeting in Ukiah on Jan. 27. Audrey Ball was guest speaker at the December meeting and she donated the demonstration Christmas wreath she made at the meeting to the club to be raf- fled. Winners of the Christmas raffle were Anne Flynn, painting by local artist Dennis Holler, Ron- nie Gustafson, hand-made doll, Viola Groves, the case of wine donated by Bandiera Winery and Aune Cole, Christmas wreath. Free Wine Country savings card offered A free Wine Country Passport savings card is being offered by the Sonoma County Convention and Visitors Bureau along with a 46 page full-color brochure of the area. The savings card is good for dis- counts up to 35% at popular win- eries in Sonoma County as well as at B&Bs and motels. To receive a free savings card and the visitors guide call the Vis- itors Bureau at 1-800-326-7666 or fax to 707-586-8111. New art shows at LBC California Art Museum Memory and whimsy ring in the new year in the form of three West Springs Road, Santa Rosa. All three shows open Jan. 14. Lucy Pule sculpture is made of very ordinary objects; such as, stuffed toy animals, little patent leather shoes, outdated encyclo- pedia pages, the kinds of things most people don't know whether to throw away or to keep. She transforms these objects by en- capsulating them in blocks of res- in or cement or by gluing disparate things together. Michael Rudnich made his en- try into the art world as a film- maker. He became known for his time-lapse photography and helped found an off-the-beaten path cinema called the NoNoth- ing in San Francisco in 1982. Rudnick's Wire Works exhibit features kinetic sculpture based on the mechanics of film. The wire works included in this exhi- bition produce the illusion of three- dimensional animation. Alongside the two shows men- tioned above, the museum will feature works from its collection in the foyer Gallery. All three exhibitions run from Jan. 14 through March 1 at the California Museum of Art locat- ed at the Luther Burbanl Center, 50 Mark West Springs Road, San- ta Rosa. Lucy Puls will present a gallery talk Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. and Rudnick will present his talk Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. Admission for the exhibition and related events is $2 for non- members. For more information call the museum office at 707-527- 0297. I own that I am disposed to say grace 20 other occasions in the course of the day besides my dinner. I want a form for setting out upon a pleasant walk, for a moonlight ramble, for a friendly meeting, or a solved problem. Why have we none for books, those spiritual repasts -- a grace before Mil- ton -- a grace before Shakespeare ? Charles Lamb Formula for handling people: 1. Listen to the other person's story. 2. Listen to the other person's full story. 3. Listen to the other person's full story first. General George Marshall Catherine Mitchell Bookkeeping Services can help you with your financial needs Having problems keeping your books straight? Don't know why your bank statement's never jive with your check book? Does the 1040 Long Form make your hands shake and your eyes cross? Then you obviously need the services of Catherine Mitchell. Catherine has 20 plus years experience handling the things that leave the rest of us dazed and confused and her care- free clients span from Hop]and to Rohnert Park. 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