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Welcome to Houston – Home of the Four-Hour Rush Hour!

If you’re new to Houston, the massive web of highways, interstates, and onramps may have you confused and intimidated. This is normal, but fear not, brave reader, for this blog’s goal is to make you feel more confident navigating the city’s highways and byways. First let’s discuss how the highways themselves work and then we … Continue reading

TE Top 10…Places to eat on the cheap because you just graduated and aren’t getting paid yet!

We’ve compiled some of the TEam’s favorites for those of you new to town or if you just want some new places to try that won’t break the bank. Barnaby’s & Baby Barnaby’s – several coaches named this Montrose duo as a favorite. Baby Barnaby’s has incredible breakfast and everything at Barnaby’s, from the burgers … Continue reading

10 Perks of Being a Teacher

Educators work hard, and we love businesses that want to thank teachers for all they do. Check out these fun discounts for teachers and don’t forget your school ID!     1. 15% off at JoAnn Fabric and Michael’s with your school ID. 2. offers 20% off classroom purchase. Who says your class can’t read … Continue reading

Where to Work in Houston? Coffee shops and eateries which make great work spots

BY: Emily Ewing and Sarah Murphy Fact: Teaching takes a lot of time and is a lot of work. While teachers do have at least one planning period per day, there is typically additional work (lesson planning, paper grading, etc.) which might need to be done outside of the working day. Weekends can be a … Continue reading

Those Who Teach…Do Everything! (Part 4)

By Laura Washington, Instructional Coach   Ahhhh. The constant holiday carols are gone, only to be replaced with Tom Jones’s voice telling us, “Love is in the air. Everywhere I look around. Love is in the air.” We are also inundated with Jane Seymour’s “Open Heart” necklace commercials. Thank you, Tom and Jane, for telling … Continue reading

Share the Love: 8 Ways to Show Appreciation to Teachers and Students

Whether it is Valentine’s Day or the day of a big test, we all need a little love sometimes. Show appreciation for your students or fellow teachers by trying one of the great ideas below. A cute way to show students that their hard work is being recognized. Source Fill the bags with orange flavored … 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

Those Who Teach…Do Everything! (Part 3) – or how teachers are more important than Santa!

Written by TE Instructional Coach Laura Washington Just in time to help you recover from your turkey coma and Black Friday blues (or at least give your credit card a break) comes the third addition to the “Those Who Teach” series!! In the past, I have compared teachers to doctors and politicians and found a … Continue reading

Those Who Teach…Do Everything! (Election Day Special)

Written By Laura Washington, TE Instructional Coach Ahhh November! A time when the leaves change color (except in Houston where the temperature is still 88 degrees), turkeys should begin to get scared, and the United States is overwhelmed by ELECTION FEVER! http://drbl.in/fEKD STOP! Before you click away from this post, let me explain. I am … Continue reading

Make your classroom ROCK just like Jack Black’s

Written by Sarah Murphy, TE Instructional Coach Support Specialist Come with me, if you will, on a coaching observation which takes a peek beneath the initial, surface level silliness of Jack Black’s fictional classroom in School of Rock, and see strategies in motion which engage learners and aid them in content internalization. Flip through the … Continue reading

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