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TEam Member Spotlight: Emily Ewing

What is your role on the TEam? I am an Operations Coordinator for TE. What this means is that I help with the planning and logistics of Induction, PLS and certification. Where did you study? List all that apply. I received my BBA from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Why are you passionate … Continue reading

Award-Winning Ways to Use Movies in the Classroom

Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby hit theaters recently, and high-school students across the country filed into theaters, eager to compare the flick to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s beloved novel. Classroom instructors additionally expressed excitement at the thought of having an updated version to show to students. But when should movies be used in a classroom? SHOULD … Continue reading

Classroom Organization 101

Written by Jaclyn McCormick, Teaching Excellence Instructional Coach After about 3 weeks of school, my classroom usually looked like a tornado had just swept through Room 134. The added stress of the stacks of papers on my desk and markers rolling around on the floor was definitely not what I needed as a teacher, and … Continue reading

TEam Member Top 10 Favorite Books

You can tell a lot about a person by what he/she reads. Teaching Excellence Instructional Coaches are always reading something. See below for a list of one of our coach’s all-time favorites. The recommendations might be just what you’re looking for whether you want to do some late night recreational reading or classroom research. TEam … Continue reading

Teaching Excellence Teacher Spotlight: Marcela Rodriguez

What organization do you work for? YES Prep West What grade-level and subject do you teach? I teach 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the Learning Lab. Where did you attend college and in what did you major? I graduated from the University of Houston with a major in Sociology and a minor in … Continue reading

TEam Member Top 10 Favorite Books

You can tell a lot about a person by what he/she reads. Teaching Excellence Instructional Coaches are always reading something. See below for a list of one of our coach’s all-time favorites. The recommendations might be just what you’re looking for whether you want to do some late night recreational reading or classroom research. TEam … Continue reading

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