Archive for April, 2016

How do we intervene with our kids?

As testing season approaches, classrooms across the state are hunkering down and making last ditch efforts to prepare students for the state assessments. The question boils down to this: are these last-ditch efforts really working? The reason the question is asked is because if the strategies and instructional approaches used during this crunch are so […]

Guest Blogger: Cynthia Alaniz Librarian in Cute Shoes

 Librarian in Cute Shoes  Follow Cynthia’s blog at http://librarianincuteshoes.blogspot.com/ The thoughts of an elem. librarian who loves children’s literature, technology, writing, —and throughout it all must wear cute shoes! #TXLA16: A Wonderful Whirlwind   Monday, April 25, 2016 I attended the Texas Library Association’s 2016 Annual Conference, and though I’ve been home for two days, it is […]

It’s Why We’re Here

As an adjunct professor it’s my privilege to teach graduate level courses at two local universities. While I think the students gain from interacting with someone owning my professional experiences, I admit to enjoying the classes because I love the experience of being in a classroom doing something I love – teaching. I thrive on […]

A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive, Consequences With Human-Centered Educational Practices

“A Customizable Approach to Restorative Justice School Discipline: Replacing Ineffective, Punitive, Consequences With Human-Centered Educational Practices”   Presented by: Page Nichols and Pender Makin Traditional school discipline tends to be one-size-fits all, punitive in nature, and largely ineffective in changing student behavior. In fact, disciplinary practices that cause students to be removed from school for any […]