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Tools to Teach Executive Functioning

Tools to Teach Executive Functioning

The pandemic was a doozy for all our students, but it was a double whammy for students who struggle with executive functioning.  Not only did they miss out on a huge chunk of time for developing and practicing appropriate social skills, but they also missed out on...
Districts Look to Provide Housing for Teachers

Districts Look to Provide Housing for Teachers

Districts are desperate to recruit and retain qualified, effective teachers.  Given that paying all teachers what they’re actually worth isn’t likely to happen anytime soon, some districts are trying to lure teachers with a tasty new carrot: affordable housing. Austin...
The Four-Day School Week

The Four-Day School Week

Jasper ISD just announced that they will move to a four-day school week starting next school year.  A district-wide Educational Improvement Committee, comprised of teachers and parents, is responsible for this change.  They also sought input from the community at...
New Standards for Teacher Certification

New Standards for Teacher Certification

The Texas Board for Educator Certification voted on February 11th to adopt new teacher certification standards.  This new assessment is not a one-time exam like the Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities test but a multi-step process known as edTPA: Educative...