ACP Time! Good luck. You've worked hard. Time to show off your skills.
Eternal gratitude to those who sacrifice every single day.
The year is almost over and summer is in sight.
We all have someone in our lives that goes a little too far with the personal questions. It's not really their business, but they're your boss, it gets a little tricky.
Turnout is still low, but one DISD teacher voted and shared her thoughts on the experience. Still time to make up your mind if you're on the fence about the DISD runoff! Don't let the turnout be as low as the D/R Primary Runoff Elections.
When did teaching become about telling kids what they CAN'T do?
Sure feels like that when you sit in a circle with a handful of people and talk education, doesn't it?
Yes, we respond to emails. No, they don't.
Now is the most honest part of the year. Walk though the halls and listen to what the kids are saying.
The horses get my full attention this time of year, but that doesn't mean there wasn't plenty of Dallas education excitement this week.
A kid made me muffins and I gladly ate one. I don't regret it..
Tis the season for last minute sudden interest in grades. Avoiding summer school is a real priority for some students.
Another year comes to an end and another group of students try to avoid summer school with last minute work.
Dallas ISD middle school teacher reflects on her life teaching social studies.
Not every change or addition to the classroom takes root immediately. Wait for it. Patience is sometimes rewarded.
This was a big week for us and a big week for Dallas education. New blogger, more early childhood politics, and much more. Here's what you missed.
There are many “tools” at teachers’ disposals to deal with unruly students. Many of them involve talking. Whether it’s to the students, parents, or both, a discussion MUST happen if there will be any sort of change. Miguel Solis has been proposing an interesting solution recently that could change the teacher toolbox.
There's a reason you read Turn and Talks. It's because we tell the real details of life in the classroom that other sources just don't know about or care to know. Sometimes teaching is gross. Sometimes STAAR testing contributes to that grossness.
First submission from BTBS, our new friend and Dallas ISD middle school teacher.
Anyone that has one understands how lonely it can be.
Should we be suspending kindergartners? Short answer: no. That said, I’m not so sure we should be suspending (out of school) older kids either.
A senior of mine was about to attend a community college next year because they didn’t realize they had full financial aid to a four year university. Yes, really.
A significant number of students that are suspended are sent home because they have underlying, undiagnosed conditions that explain some of their behavior or their conditions are documented and schools don’t feel like going through the procedures to help our kids. It’s not a hopeless situation and there are solutions. Here's what we mean.