The Murphy School Instructional Focus was developed by the school's Instructional Leadership Team in conjunction with the administration and district level leaders. The focus helps define our instructional work for the school year. The focus is broad and it covers all classrooms at The Murphy School. As a school, if we are successful with our focus, students will grow and prosper as learners. We want all stakeholders (students, parents, community members, teachers, staff, and administration) to understand our focus and understand ways to support the school community in achieving its goals. Each stakeholder group will have time to unpack the instructional focus so that everyone will be on the same page with making ALL Murphy students successful.The Instructional Focus is:Teachers with the support of Murphy School leaders will create and engage students regularly in challenging academic tasks that require deep understanding of content and extended thinking and over time will encourage perseverance. By modeling growth mindset, teachers and leaders will be demonstrating the very practices they hope to foster in their students.We will be unpacking the instructional focus in classrooms, in teacher meetings, and for parents at both School Site Council and Parent Council.