Archive for March, 2013

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse

                            We constantly tell the world that children are our most treasured resource. We must start acting as if they are.  And now a word about this from the Texas Education Agency:  Re: Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Requirements  The purpose […]

Our Region 10 Entries in School Rocks Project

Did you know that Region 10 has two of the six prize winners in the School Rocks Project? Go to the TASB web page to view their entries. Fabulous!  Richardson ISD and Desoto ISD should be proud of their student film makers. Six schools have been selected as winners of the “Texas PublicSchools Rock!” student […]

Mistakes People Make – Advocates

Reading through my emails this morning, I came across this article by Robert Crabtree regarding the most common mistakes that advocates may make when trying to support parents of students with disabilities.  This presents a common-sense review of some of the issues both school staff and families must remember when an advocate is involved in […]

How do you view others?

Everyone is a Genius “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”   ― Albert Einstein You’ve heard me talk about leveraging strengths, and you’ve probably heard me tell the story of the poor little bunny who […]

Using the PLC for Student Progress

Generally, a PLC is a group of people who regularly work together to reflect, collaborate, inquire and overall, enhance their effectiveness for student learning. It is a techinque/strategy of working together that results in continuous school improvement by making decisions about instructional practices. The foundational  mission of a PLC is to ensure that all students learn. The […]

Free One-day On-line Education Leadership Summit

  The 2013 School Leadership Summit, on March 28th, is a free one-day, online conference.   Be sure to join the conference network for further updates and details, and follow #sls13.See you online! Here are the KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Michael Fullan is Professor Emeritus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He holds […]