Archive for the ‘Middle School’ Category

Information from TEA About Grades 3-8 Spring 2015 STAAR Testing

Since the new performance standards for grades 3–8 mathematics will not be determined prior to the release of the state accountability ratings, the 2015 state and federal accountability results will not be based on the new standards. For accountability purposes only, the state plans to establish a link between the spring 2015 STAAR grades 3–8 […]

Texas Regional Collaboratives for Math and Science Grant Planning Meeting 2014-2015- SAVE THE DATE

We would like to invite you to attend our TRC Grant Planning Meeting for 2014-2015. At this meeting we will give details from the request for application, share ideas for the next grant cycle, and gather your input and feedback. This meeting is for district and campus leaders who are interested in applying to be […]

Algebra Tiles Video Series: Additive Inverese Property

Check out our new video in the Algebra Tiles Video Series…

Interesting Read – Burnout? You Are Not Alone.

From edutopia.org (http://www.edutopia.org/blog/teacher-burnout-youre-not-alone-nicholas-provenzano) As we relax into summer, and hopefully feel less pressure than we did during the school year, it’s a good time to check for signs of Teacher Burnout. When burnout hits, you tend to feel very lonely. You think that you are the only person dealing with these feelings, and you’re also […]

How to Make the Most Out of Parent-Teacher Conferences

From scholastic.com, 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 […]

Youtube: My Favorite Teacher

Video: 5 Classroom Management Strategies to get Student Attention

Some good ideas for getting students attention.

Get Rid of Ads on Youtube

Many of us from time-to-time like to play videos from Youtube.com as a tool for student learning, however the ads that appear might not be appropriate for viewing in the classroom. Ad Block Plus is a free extension for Firefox and Google Chrome that eliminates the ads that appear before a video and under the […]

What You Need to be an Innovative Educator

From edutopia.org, for the original article click here.   Innovation isn’t a matter of will. Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simpler and more accessible than they might seem — which is, of course, good news to an […]

13 Free Web Tools that Teachers and Students Should Know About

The following article was retrieved from http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/13-free-web-tools-students-and-teachers-should-know-about/ Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. At the International Society of  Technology in Education (ISTE) conference this year, Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education […]