Archive for November, 2013

Say Something Nice

Here’s a little message from Kid President. You might remember his pep talk that I shared with you at the first of the school year. Kid President’s back-story, in case you don’t know it, is pretty inspirational. He has a rare genetic bone disorder called Osteogenesis Imperfecta which is sometimes known as “Brittle Bone Disease.” […]

Teaching Math to Young Children

Although young children have a natural curiosity related to math, it can still be somewhat challenging to teach them mathematical concepts. A new practice guide from the What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) provides evidence-based recommendations to help guide teachers with math instruction for young children ages 3 to 6. This guide, entitled Teaching Math to Young […]

Apps for Cozy Reading for Children of All Ages

As cool weather approaches  the Region 10 area and the Thanksgiving holiday is here, I thought you all might like a resource or two to keep the children in your home actively engaged.  I was reading the current Edutopia e-copy and found the following suggestions.  They looked interesting to me and I hope to you […]

What is Edcamp?

  What is Edcamp? EdCamp is a very unique professional learning opportunity for educators. Also know as the “unconference,” Edcamp presents a new way for educators to convene, connect, and share with each other. “What makes Edcamp an unconference? Unlike traditional conferences which have schedules set months in advance by the people running the conference, […]

Read this quote 3 times aloud, I double-dog dare you! Discuss amongst yourselves…….

Inscription on the wall  of the library in Armagh -One of the oldest libraries in Ireland http://www.ni-libraries.net/libraries/armagh-city-library/   You for whom the time is now ripe to profit from reading, mark this: The years hasten past like running water. Do not, therefore, spend your early years, when learning comes easily in trivial pursuits; for neither the […]

Early Intervention

Do you know that 80% of brain development occurs between birth and age 4? Although all children develop and grow at different rates, it is important to know some of the basic developmental milestones in order to be aware of any skills that do not seem to be occurring within the expected time-frame. When needed, […]

20th Annual Region 10 Tech Conference is May 6!

Come celebrate technology and learning with educators from around the Region 10 area. There will be break-out sessions from teachers and educators from the Region 10 area, an informative exhibit hall from our best vendors, a digital playground, demo slams, TONS of door prizes, AND our Lunch-and-Learn sessions will be led by STUDENTS! Check out […]

Fall Leadership Conference Is Here

On November 6 and 7, we are hosting the annual Fall Leadership Conference at the Collin County College Preston Ridge campus Conference Center which is located at 9700 Wade Blvd. Frisco, TX.  This year’s theme is Engaging All Learners and we have a wide range of fabulous nationally known speakers.  The banner advertising this conference […]

Doing what you know is right!

I know that teachers wake up every morning wanting to do what is best for their kids.  Isn’t that why we are in this business?  To make a difference?  Teachers understand the whole picture:  students need to communicate, collaborate, and build character in order to be productive citizens in society.  So why is it that we’ve […]

Online Technology Integration for Students with Dyslexia

Conferences provide teachers a venue to meet and collaborate with one another. At the recent Council of Educators for Students with Disabilities, Inc. (CESD) conference I met Kelly Kisiah. She is a  secondary dyslexia teacher for Industrial ISD. We discussed the benefits of technology in the general education classroom. Kelly’s students are finding success with […]