1. Teaching Tip: Promote trust and risk-taking in the classroom

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    April 26, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Every organization has a culture — especially schools. Leaders should be asking, “Is this the culture I want for my …
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  2. 1,000-plus student robotics enthusiasts expected for Ecobot April 22 and 29 at two venues

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    April 20, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    All-Earth Ecobot Challenge

    More than 1,000 young robotics enthusiasts in grades 4-8 throughout greater Harris County come together for the 9th annual All-Earth …
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  3. Three tips for using social media in the classroom

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    April 20, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    When it comes to social media, many educators see Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram as distractions — not tools for learning. …
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  4. Bank of Texas volunteers become superheroes at Fifth Ward Head Start Center

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    April 19, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Once a month, students at Harris County Department of Education’s Fifth Ward Head Start Center eagerly await visits from their …
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  5. Harris County Department of Education Board approves plans for first public recovery school in Harris County

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    April 18, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    recovery high school

    The Harris County Department of Education Board of Trustees voted 4-0 on April 18 to approve the budgeting and implementation …
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  6. Contracts for athletic surfaces and event rentals awarded

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    April 18, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    New contracts for athletic surfaces and event rentals were awarded at the April 2017 board meeting of Harris County Department …
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  7. Rookie English teacher finds fulfilling niche with pre-teens through HCDE teacher alternative certification program

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    April 13, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Rookie English teacher finds fulfilling niche with pre-teens through HCDE teacher alternative certification program

    Rookie middle school teacher Jennifer Siger works with students she calls “inbetweeners.” The often misunderstood middle schoolers can be a …
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  8. Klein ISD Teacher Mike Keimig Receives HCDE Susan O’Connor Award for Teaching Excellence

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    April 12, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Klein ISD English Teacher Mike Keimig has been actively involved in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for nine years. …
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  9. Teaching Tip: Recognize students for jobs well done

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    April 10, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Think back to a time when someone recognized you for an accomplishment or the amount of time you put forth …
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  10. ‘Little Free Libraries’ to make big literacy impact through ‘Groomed for Literacy’ collective with HCDE adult learners, City of Houston Public Library

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    April 4, 2017 by HCDE-Texas

    Little Free Libraries to make big literacy impact through ‘Groomed for Literacy’ collective with HCDE adult learners, City of Houston Public Library

    Fifty little libraries which could make a big literacy impact in needy children’s lives are being painted by adult learners …
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