Archive for September, 2013

Personal Financial Literacy Workshops

Are you interested in finding out the answers to the following questions? What is Personal Financial Literacy? Why is PFL part of the math standards? What do these standards mean? How do we teach them? Representatives from the Texas Council on Economic Education will enlighten and prepare us to teach our new mathematics strand, Personal […]

7 Tech Tools for the Classroom

From: So many of my Tweeps have been sharing some of their favorite tech tools that they use in their classroom so I figure I might as well too!  In no particular order here are my favorite tools to use with my students and a few I plan to use this year that I’m really […]

How to Make the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

From, for the original article click here. Script in Hand Come up with a script or checklist of things to discuss ahead of time, such as the student’s current percentages and strengths and weaknesses; your goals for the student; and any other concerns. It keeps things moving and prevents the parent from taking control […]

Meeting The Needs of All Students: A First Step

From His nickname was “seizure boy” — not a nickname he welcomed or ever wanted. Once, while waiting for the school bus, he collapsed in a seizure and while on the ground, in the dust, the bullies kicked him until a younger neighbor intervened. His teachers weren’t much better. Most of them were intolerant, […]

5 Tips for Getting the ESL Student Talking

from I wanted to talk to someone. But who? It’s moments like this, when you need someone the most, that your world seems smallest. — Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares Let’s face it — everyone has something to say some time or another. ESL learners are no different. As a teacher of […]