Archive for June, 2018

Conscious Discipline – Building Resilient Classrooms

Quick shout out for a great PD opportunity this summer – it’s the Conscious Discipline 3-day Summer Institute -read on for more… Healthy relational interactions are key to raising children who are able to manage stress and bounce back…

2018-2019 Fund Code Deletions for SSAs

A June 13, 2018 TTAA letter informed LEA that some funds codes have been deleted in the 2018–2019 Texas Education Data Standards (TEDS) PEIMS code table C145 and are no longer active. Although the fund codes are still listed in the Financial Accountabi…

UDL Blog Series: Creating Expert Learners

When you think of the word expert you probably think of your college professor, a nationally renowned speaker, or an accomplished doctor. All of these are examples of people who have a high level of skill and significant content knowledge. In these exa…

The Future of Education Depends on Social Emotional Learning: Here’s Why

Article from EdSurge https://goo.gl/QeA4sH Social and emotional abilities are said to be indicators of how well a person adjusts to his or her environment, adapts to change and, ultimately, how successful she or he will be in life. In fact, core develo…

Attention Science Teachers!

        The Texas Education Agency (TEA) released the revised test blueprints and assessed curriculum documents for science on May 22, 2018. They are posted to the TEA STAAR Science Resources webpage and include documents for Grade …

Get your Conscious Discipline book in time – Save $20 if you register by June 15th.

27 days away for our 3-day Conscious Discipline Event! We would like to place our first book order by this Friday so save a little more by registering by June 15th and receive $20 off – Use code BOOK Event Date: July 9-11, 2018 Register for Workshop SU…

Integrating Conscious Discipline in your day to day teaching is a long term process

Integrating Conscious Discipline in your day to day teaching is a long term process. Focus on one of the seven skills each month. Ideally: • Start with Composure and Unity prior to the start of the school year. • Focus on these skills for the first six…

7 Easy Ways to Prevent Summer Slide

School’s out for summer! Just because the semester is coming to an end, doesn’t mean student learning has to end during the summer break. The blog at Teacher Created Materials offers some great ways for students to stay sharp over the summe…

All SPP Indicators are Open in TEAL

TEA has notified ESCs that all SPP (State Performance Plan) indicators are open in TEAL and available for data entry and certification. While the deadline for certification is August 16, now is the time to collect and enter your data! Things to check A…

Texas Early Childhood Learning Summit – Aug 1-3, 2018

Registration is now open for the Texas Early Childhood Learning Summit.  The conference will feature training sessions that meet the professional development needs of both certified PreK teachers and child care staff (there are a limited number of sess…