Instructional Focus

  • John Muir Elementary School’s instructional focus is Critical Thinking. All students will demonstrate the ability to apply critical thinking skills in literacy.

    Teaching Best Practices

    • Implementation of i-Ready assessments (3 times a year to monitor progress) and Ready Common Core Curriculum.
    • Implement Common Core State Standards school wide; with the implementation of the five Cs (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration, and Culture).
    • Utilize the eight CCSS Mathematical Practices.
    • Continue with school-wide implementation of Response to Intervention Program (RTI) which includes multiple tiers in Reading.
    • Increase technology and digital literacy
    • Implementation of Thinking Maps and Kagan Cooperative Learning Strategies.