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TEam Member Spotlight: Stephen Perrault

What is your role on the TEam? Professional Learning Specialist and Instructional Coach for Teaching Excellence at YES Prep and KIPP Houston. Where did you study? List all that apply. B.A.: Spring Hill College M.A.: LSU PhD: Curry School of Education, University of Virginia (ABD) J.D.: LSU, Paul M. Hebert Law Center Why are you … Continue reading

Stories of Emotional Constancy: How Teachers Manage Emotions

http://drbl.in/bjKy Written by Larissa Brown, TE Instructional Coach “Okay now, hold my hand and let’s slowly count to 10. 1…2…3…4…5…You can do it. 6…7… 8…9…10. Now breathe. You said you feel angry. Now let’s get control of yourself so you can move forward.” I cannot remember the number of times I have given this type … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Daya Cozzolino

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach Where did you study? List all that apply. Stonehill College Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? I am passionate about education and teacher development because I believe kids are the MOST important thing, and that in order for kids to be great they … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Larissa Brown

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach Where did you study? List all that apply. High School for Performing and Visual Arts HSPVA – Fine Arts Focus Pratt Institute – Fine Arts and Illustration Major UT Austin – Psychology Major Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? I believe in the … Continue reading

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TEam Member Spotlight: Petra Claflin

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach Support Specialist (I coach teachers and other coaches) Where did you study? List all that apply. University of Virginia (undergrad degree in English) University of St. Thomas (masters in education) Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? When I started teaching, I was not … Continue reading

The Black Hoodie (Do you have one?)

Does the Trayvon Martin case scare you?! According to the New York Times Zimmerman was charged on April 11th with second degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin and was released on a $150,000 bond. As a result of  this case, lots of people are talking about the black hoodie. Was it the assumption about … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Ashley Harris

What is your role on the TEam? Senior Instructional Coach/ Dance Party Initiator Where did you study? List all that apply. University of Texas at Austin (BBA, BA)– Hook ’em horns! University of Houston (M.Ed.) Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? Both of my parents are retired teachers, and I always knew … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence From A to Z

S is for students. TE Instructional Coaches know that what they do is about teachers succeeding so that students are achieving success to and through college. Image Credit T is for “Teach ‘Em Up”. Enough said. 🙂elyruwxmeuaqkka/reach-for-the-stars-2.american-apparel-unisex-fitted-tee.silver.w760h760.jpg&w=760&h=760&ei=OCexT_mo8220319631688961791&page=12&tbnh=122&tbnw=123&ndsp=32&ved=1t:429,r:22,s:351,i:189&surl=1 U is for unity. United we stand. Divided we fall. TE Instructional coaches work with their teachers, the … Continue reading

TEam Member Spotlight: Laura Washington

What is your role on the TEam? Instructional Coach at YES Prep Public Schools and KIPP Houston Expert PowerPoint slide-maker Where did you study? List all that apply. Garfield High School in Seattle, WA Christian Brothers University in Memphis, TN Why are you passionate about education and teacher development? As a 20-something adult (no need … Continue reading

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