Archive for March, 2014

State Assessment Time is Here Again!

State assessment time is here again and improved student performance on these assessments is on the mind of every parent, teacher, and campus administrator.  These assessments should be a reflection of what the student has learned over the past year, right?  So how can we help our students learn more and better? I recently read an […]

April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

More than any other profession, educators are central in reporting suspected child maltreatment. Did you know: Signs of physical abuse can be identified Indicators of sexual abuse should be known Children who have been psychologically abused usually exhibit certain traits The physical indicators of neglect are often more subtle compared to signs of abuse You can […]

Spring Fever? Quotes to get the Work Done

As the weather gets warmer and spring is finally here, I  sometimes suffer from spring fever — no, not the kind with sinus infections or a cough but that lazy  feeling of let’s just put that off.  Well, this spring I have decided to keep the following quotes in front of me at work and […]

March 3-7 is Texas Public Schools Week

To celebrate Texas public schools this week is an opportunity to spotlight some of our teachers.  Today I want to spotlight Jeanie Greenidge who teaches at O’Banion Middle School in Garland ISD.  Please read her story  in The Visibility Factor  which is published in the current edition of Teaching Tolerance.  The article can be found on-line at: http://www.tolerance.org/magazine/number-46-spring-2014/department/visibility-factor?elq=33f6335bf0b148208745690b220f29a5&elqCampaignId=222 […]