Archive for April, 2019

3 Tips to Create Great FBAs and BIPs

We asked our education specialist, Amy Fanetti to give us a little bit of insight on how to write great functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans. For newbies to the behavior world, functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention plans are critical documents that guide us as we deal with behavior on a campus or […]

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5 Mindframes for Teacher Clarity

In their book 10 Mindframes for Visible Learning,  John Hattie and Klaus Zierer provide a list of mindframes for educators that provide teacher clarity. Teacher clarity is all about narrowing and focusing your activities. It happens when teachers cut away the aspects of instruction that don’t really help their students learn and instead identify the […]

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FREE Event – STEM ECOSYSTEM EARLY LEARNING CONVENING

As you know, quality early childhood education and STEM education are top of mind concerns for our community, as well as across the nation. Believing these two topics to be inextricably intertwined, on May 1, 2019, Thinkery, (a member of the Greater Au…

Don’t Miss this Beat the Heat Line Up!

Beat the Heat 2019 is almost here!  This summer conference is dedicated to providing professional development to educators, parents, and others who work with children ages 3-21 with significant intellectual and low incidence disabilities. Don’t m…

IDRA – Welcoming Immigrant Students in School

As schools are registering students for the next school year, IDRA is releasing this new infographic as a reminder that public schools, by law, must serve all children. Not only should undocumented students not be discouraged from attending, they are r…

4 Tips for Better Classroom Behavior

Does student misbehavior have you considering a different career or at least have you counting down the days until summer?  Student misbehavior and disruption can be one of the most frustrating parts of our job.  Unfortunately, there is not a magic wand that will make all the classroom behavior issues disappear, but there are many […]

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June 5 -Vocabulary Bonanza: Proven Tips, Successful Strategies, and Engaging Activities for All

Have you wondered how you can better help your students learn and use the new vocabulary that is so critical for success? If so, then this training is for you! Join us in exploring not only how to select appropriate vocabulary, but how to follow-up wit…

STAAR Alternate 2 Testing Window EXTENSION

Region 13’s ESC Testing Coordinator received this message today. Please share this news from TEA with all associated with the STAAR Alternate 2 administration. To the District and ESC Testing Coordinator Addressed: This communication is to inform…

What is an LSSP and What Do They Do?

You’ve likely heard about LSSPs before, but maybe aren’t 100% what they are. LSSP stands for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology, and they’re one of the foundations to a functional and healthy school. As LSSPs at Region 13, we conduct evaluations (and often reevaluations) to determine if your students are eligible for, or can continue in, […]

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Episode 1: Welcome to Lifeskills Radio

We’re gonna be talking about strategies for self care because you are amazing and we don’t want you to burn out. Share stories about surviving those first few days, weeks and months of teaching which will hopefully make you laugh and think and not take yourself too seriously. We’re gonna touch on way to build […]

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