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This past weekend was the 150th year anniversary of the university I attended, Trinity University. They had big alumni events including a block party Saturday night where they closed down the street next to Trinity and they opened the homes of VPs and campus officials to alumni decades for toasts and celebrating. On Friday, they […]

Last year, I posted about a teacher using multiple representations during her lesson and I loved her structure. So, as I was working with the Algebra 1 Curriculum I thought her multi rep structure would be perfect to create a resource with TEKS A.3B and A.3A. I also wanted to make it an interactive practice […]

After watching the Open Middle webinar this weekend, I got inspired to create something for teachers I work with to incorporate Open Middle in their classroom. One thing one of my campuses is working on is question #4 of the PLC (how can we extend and enrich for students who have demonstrated proficiency? (DuFour, DuFour, […]

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I love to reflect on PDs and experiences I have as a way to set goals for myself and share the knowledge I learn. I recently went to a PD by Solution Tree with Brig Leane and I want to take some time to […]

I gave this PD at Curriculum Day for our teachers with the goal goal of giving teachers ideas for engaging students in warm-ups each day. The various approaches of problem solving, reflective thinking, and visual learning challenges students to think creatively. Each day is a different theme that differentiates for students and will help hook […]

I, along with the secondary math specialist team, just finished giving a 2 day training full of learning with our new to the district teachers. I want to thank my coworkers and say that with their hard work and collaboration, this was an incredible PD that has inspired me for our year ahead. The PD […]

I have been working on writing curriculum for our district and after attending a couple trainings for Social Emotional Learning, I realized it would be the perfect fit to incorporate some intentional SEL practices. So, I wanted to give an update of the work I’ve been doing and partnership with my district’s Student Leadership and […]

We spent some time this morning analyzing cultural shifts in our work using the Solution Tree document below. I really liked thinking about what successes I had this year and what growth could still be made in my work with PLCs, with teachers, and with professional development culture. As I am working on writing curriculum, […]

I had so much fun working with a teacher on an end of year project using Do Ink which is a green screen app. Before I start this post, I want to say thank you to the teacher I worked with and the IT specialist who helped me understand the Do Ink app. The teacher […]

Here is my second edition of “This Month in Classrooms.” I hope this can provide some insight into the great teaching I see and also give anyone ideas they could implement in their own classroom. I started this month with an opportunity of walking classes with an education consultant, Kelly Harmon. She focuses her work […]