Collaboration workshop

For every point increase in collaboration, turnover decreases by 20% and student achievement increases significantly!  Collaboration is a necessity!   #valverdeteacher

SVES Lunch with the Prez

Thanks for the hospitality!   I had a great time hanging out with the staff at Sierra Vista today.  Check out the awesome VVTA bulletin board by Jennifer and Valerie.

Election Results

  Although we may have some disagreements and difference of opinions on how the vote went for president last night, we have a lot to be grateful for. We are a progressive district where we realize the need for collaboration, without giving up our rights or sacrificing the student’s needs. We will continue to fight […]

Another successful GMM

What a great Day of the Dead family General Membership Meeting! It was great to see all the kids and we had some great questions and guidance from the membership.

VVTA Fair Booth 2016

  Drop by the booth and take a pic and upload it to our social media with the hashtag #valverdeteacher and #fair2016 for a chance to win a $50 gift card.   This year’s both will be focused on political action.  Let’s support props 55, 58 and our school board candidates.   Marla Kirkland – […]

Yale study suggests racial bias among preschool teachers

Unconscious Bias seems to start earlier than we thought.  Read the Yale study at the link below. From the Washington Post.  By Emma Brown September 27 at 7:30 PM Yale University researchers say their new study shows how deeply ingrained our racial biases are.

Generation Debt: Student Loan Forgiveness Presentation this Wednesday at 4

Fellow Educators, I hope you had a restful weekend.  Don’t we all want to pay less for our student loans?  This encore last year’s presentation is very informative and could save you thousands of dollars! If you need to bring your little ones, we welcome them. Please RSVP with the link below. Hope to see […]

Chronic Absentee Problem

Education American schools have a chronic absentee problem By Joe Heim September 6 If showing up is half the battle, a lot of American schoolchildren are in trouble. A new analysis of data collected by the Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights from the 2013-14 school year shows that more than 6.5 million students, or […]

Great Quote!

I heard this in a presentation today, I think this applies to almost every aspect of our lives where we use data. It is from the perspective of a Growth Mindset and where we need to go in education.  How can we apply this in our classrooms and our sites?