Archive for May, 2014

Focus Group Opportunity

The Children’s Learning Institute at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston is recruiting participants for focus groups regarding the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment (TX-KEA). The focus group session will take place in San Antonio in July. During the focus group, according to information released by The Children’s Learning Institute, kindergarten teachers will […]

The Power of a Question

In the past year, there has been one topic that has kept creeping up in my magazines, books, and thoughts. The topic has also been one of the most widely requested topics for professional development that we have gotten this year. What’s the topic? (drum roll please)….Questioning. What’s interesting is that the kind of questioning […]

Techno Teaching

Greeting Texas Teachers! Some of you may remember me from last summer’s State Dyslexia Summer Institute in Dallas, Texas. Virginia Gonzalez, the State Dyslexia Consultant, had asked me to speak to you about how digital tools can help all children succeed as learners. Since then my co-author, Nicole Ponsford (an award-winning teacher in the U.K. […]

Getting Ready for Summer Break

  Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, summer is here and school is about to end.  How are you going to keep the kids involved and their brains active all summer long?  If you have some technology available at home, it is now easier than it was in the past– you have apps!   […]

2014 Digital Fluency Conference #R10Tech

The Region 10 Technology Conference on May 6th was a great day of learning, sharing, and networking. I am always up for a day of learning, and it is even more worthwhile when it is in my backyard! Keynote: Leslie Fisher I was super excited to hear the Keynote speaker Leslie Fisher.  I follow her […]

Reggie’s Robots

Region 10 has an exciting new program that we want to tell you about and it involves robots!! Please click the following link to see a news story about how the first robot launched by Region 10 is already making a difference in the life of a child! http://dfw.cbslocal.com/video/10153040-sick-north-texas-student-attends-class-via-robot/ To find more information about Reggie’s […]

The End of a School Year

STAAR is done for many but the school year is not yet over so what should be happening in the classroom?  Teaching and learning, that’s what!  Every school day is an opportunity for a child to learn something new and exciting and these days at the end of the year are too valuable to just […]

Teachers Matter: Choose2Matter

This is a repost from Angela Maier’s Blog–too good not to share. 9 Things Teachers Do Gladly No matter how many standards you need to check off, how many IEPs you’re monitoring, how many tests your students sit for, or how often you’re asked to shift gears: You do what you are born to do. […]

Teacher Appreciation Day

Do you remember why you became a teacher?  Maybe this video will remind you…http://youtu.be/miPYLJI247g

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

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