Archive for August, 2013

Free Trial!

Region 10 ESC Schools has a trial of through October 02, 2013. TRIAL ACCESS DIRECTIONS Easily access thousands of resources, including author interview movies, book discussion guides and lesson plans, audio book readings, and more: 1.  Go to: 2.  Enter your work email address in the blue GET STARTED box, and click “Submit” […]

Build your Class Community: One Strategy

“First things first!”  Build Relationships!!!!!!! There are three facets of a classroom and school environment: 1) the physical environment, 2) the emotional environment, and, 3) the academic environment. Each facet must be intentionally designed and maintained throughout the school year. To establish a positive classroom climate, safe emotional environment, and to begin building community immediately […]

A Little Pep Talk

Some of you might have already seen this video; however, as the school year kicks off in Texas, I thought that we could all use a little pep talk! Let’s all work together to make 2013-2014 the best school year ever! After all, “we’re all on the same team” and we need to do everything […]

First Day of School

Let me introduce Jeff Charbonneau, the 2013 National Teacher of the Year. Let him remind us what happens when we put kids first.(video ink) The way he builds relationships and learns with his students brings responsiveness and impact to his lessons! Jeff says, “When you get up in the morning,  you have the opportunity to go out […]

EXCITING NEWS FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS IN REGION 10 AND 11! Announcing the George W. Bush Foundation Student Transportation Fund

The George W. Bush Foundation, with generous support from CFP Foundation, has established a fund to provide free transportation for qualifying school groups to visit the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Funds to reimburse the costs of transportation are currently available, on a first-come, first-served basis, to Title I Schools in Texas ESC […]

Free Social Studies Resources from Dallas Holocaust Museum

  The Dallas Holocaust Museum is offering some great free resources useful for English or Social Studies teachers as well as librarians. Fall Special Exhibit – Seeking Justice: The Leo Frank Case Revisited                        Leo Frank – preview night flyer Educator Preview Night – Monday, September 16, between 5:00 and 7:00 […]

Flip Your Classroom Day 9/6…Get it?

On Flipped Day (September 6th) the Flipped Learning Network will host the first “Flip Your Classroom Day: A Global Initiative.” Teachers may choose to either curate or create videos. Check out this list of ready-made lessons to use 9/6 and be sure to take the pledge!      

DOE Posts Guidance on Bullying

<!– on_before_center_column – start –>   Severe bullying of a student with disabilities could deny that student’s right to a free, appropriate public education would need to be addressed under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, according to a guidance letter for districts, states and building administrators released today from the U.S. Department of Education

A Poem Dedicated to All Teachers as the New School Year Begins

18th State Dyslexia Summer Institute

Congratulations! We have a winner! Cathy Beardshaw from Plano ISD was our raffle winner. By now she has been contacted by Ruth Ziolkowski, President of Don Johnston Incorporated. Let’s give Ruth a round of applause! We hope to see all of you next summer.