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Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Rachel Rucker and Shawn-tae Greene

Shawn-tae Greene (left) and Rachel Rucker (right) How do you know each other? We met each other at TEaching Excellence over the summer and are now rooming together in “The Shug” (Sugar Land for all you not in the “cool lingo” loop). What organization do you work for? YES Prep Public Schools- Southwest Campus What … Continue reading

How to Keep a Class of 41 from Turning into a Zoo… On Your First Day of Teaching Ever

Written by JoAnna Duncan, TE Instructional Coach “Are you Ms. Duncan?” asked a tiny person with three pigtails and hot pink Dora the Explorer tennis shoes. It was 8:10 a.m. and the day was already off and running. “Why yes, I am. I’m so happy to have you here. Come on in and join us,” … Continue reading

Dear IC…Is Second Semester Easier than the First?

Dear IC, Someone told me that the second semester of the first-year of teaching is MUCH easier than the first. Can you confirm this? Thanks, Mihndova Matta ———————– Hi Mihndova, I remember my first semester of teaching. I also remember thinking that nothing could possibly be more difficult…. I was right, perhaps for the first … Continue reading

A Day in the Life of an IC

Have you ever wondered what ICs do every day? Are you interested in being an IC someday? Here’s a breakdown of a “Day in the Life” by our very own, Sarah Murphy! 6:00 a.m.-6:45 a.m.:  Wake-Up Your head pops off the pillow and a smile leaps onto your face-you are up and ready to spend … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Courtney Andree

What organization do you work for? YES Prep Public Schools What grade-level and subject do you teach? 6th Grade Math Where did you attend college and in what did you major? List all that apply. Texas A&M University- Major: Civil Engineering What is the best part of teaching? What is the most difficult part of … Continue reading

January PLS Preview

Teaching Excellence is excited to offer seven impactful sessions for the first Professional Learning Saturday of 2013.  We’re looking forward to seeing all of our teachers and partners on January 26th as we celebrate a great Fall semester and look forward to a wonderful Spring semester! We are excited about the future for students in Houston in 2013, … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Krissy Watson

What organization do you work for? YES Prep What grade-level and subject do you teach? 9th Grade Biology Where did you attend college and in what did you major? List all that apply. M.S. in Cellular Biology and Immunological Studies @ Texas Southern University (2012) B.S. in Biology; Emphasis in Pre-Medical Studies @ Texas Southern … Continue reading

Quoteables for the New Year

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln “For last year’s … Continue reading

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