Archive for March, 2019

Why You Should Start Your Class With Behavior Check-Ins

Good educators know that each and every day is a new experience for your students, and a new chance to build relationships. Just like in their academic work, students need consistency and regular routines to help them build their emotions, social skills, and community building skills. Behavior Check-Ins are a great way to help this […]

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Sheltered Instruction: The Blueprint on May 7

This single day workshop is designed to equip and empower teachers who serve ELs from Kinder through 12th grade. Providing quality instruction to English Learners of various levels of language proficiency is no easy task. It requires that classroom tea…

Distinguished Speaker Dr. Luis Urrieta on Family and Community -May 23

Overview: This workshop will explore how cultural communities, especially of Latina/o/x ancestry, construct meaning around such concepts as familia and comunidad, especially how knowledge and learning is produced in these contexts. Familia and comunida…

How Universal Design for Learning Works

We’ve written previously about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and how it’s a framework that takes all of your diverse learners’ needs into account when creating a curriculum. However, designing a curriculum that’s universal can be tricky. After all, no two students are exactly alike, and in a diverse classroom, the task of creating an […]

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Summer 2019: Region 13 Mobile ESL Academies

Do you have teachers who need to take the TEXES 154 ESL Supplemental Exam this year?   Several districts are hosting the Region 13 Bilingual/ESL team this summer, to offer the 3-Day ESL Academy. These trainings are open to all neighboring district…

What is Peer Mediation?

You’ve heard the phrase “judged by a jury of your peers,” plenty of times in your life. It’s a fundamental part of our judicial system: our judgement will be handed down by people just like us. However, for many students that same system doesn’t apply. Students often get “judged” and “sentenced” by people much older […]

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What Is Universal Design for Learning?

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing your instruction based on principles that allow all of your students to have access to the general curriculum. Every classroom is full of diverse students with their own unique learning styles. You might have a student who speaks two languages, a student who loves to […]

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What is a Restorative Conference?

Your school or campus might already use conferences to deal with behavior issues, but restorative conferences are a bit different. In restorative conferences, victims, offenders, and their friends and family take an active role in resolving any conflicts. A restorative conference is an example of restorative discipline. You should use restorative practices when you wish to […]

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CLI – Developing Pragmatic Language Skills

Developing Pragmatic Language Skills Oral language is the ability to comprehend receptively, to process and understand heard speech, such as a story read aloud or a question prompt. It also includes expressive language which is the ability to verbalize…

3 Cyberbullying Tactics to Watch Out For

Cyberbullying is a huge problem our students face daily. With the rise of smartphones and social media your students are communicating 24/7 with each other and others across the world. This means that it’s even easier for bullying to occur. This type of bullying is often persistent, permanent, and hard for us to notice. An […]

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