In this day and age of technology and arranged play dates, it is important to keep some time open for children to experience imaginative and outdoor play.

In this day and age of technology and arranged play dates, it is important to keep some time open for children to experience imaginative and outdoor play.  A recent study published by Dr. Peter Gray in Psychology Today reveals that there is significant statistical evidence to support how the decline in unstructured play is linked to the rise in mental disorders among our nation’s young people. Read the full article here.

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As you prepare for summer vacations, remember this is the prime time to obtain your PD hours.

As you prepare for summer vacations, remember this is the prime time to obtain your PD hours.  Select classes or trainings that will yield the highest impact; those aligned to data driven and differentiated instruction.  Also remember that your instructional practices should be varied; so look for those trainings designed to provide a cross section of experiences.

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Looking for an audience to showcase (or unveil) your hidden talents? We have the perfect venue for you! Announcing the first-ever SPLASH Talent Show, Teachers Have Talent! Our long-time friend Don Monopoli of The Learning Station will fill you in on the details in this fabulous video!

Looking for an audience to showcase (or unveil) your hidden talents? We have the perfect venue for you! Announcing the first-ever SPLASH Talent Show, Teachers Have Talent! Our long-time friend Don Monopoli of The Learning Station will fill you in on the details in this fabulous video!

 

 

We are honoring ‪National Teacher of the Year Mr. Clifton Anderson, of Pearl River Valley Opportunity Head Start, in our booth at the NHSA Conference in Nashville today! Thank you, Mr. Anderson, for your dedication to enhancing the lives of our #‎HeadStart children! ‪#‎Greatness‬ #‎NHSA16‬

We are  honoring ‪National Teacher of the Year Mr. Clifton Anderson, of Pearl River Valley Opportunity Head Start, in our booth at the NHSA Conference in Nashville today! Thank you, Mr. Anderson, for your dedication to enhancing the lives of our #‎HeadStart children! ‪#‎Greatness‬ #‎NHSA16‬

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Here’s a beautiful celebration presented by the Van ISD Senior Class to share their dreams with ALL students from Pre-K to High School!

Here’s a beautiful celebration presented by the Van (TX) ISD Senior Class to share their dreams with ALL students from Pre-K to High School! It’s simply a beautiful gesture which was obviously coordinated by an outstanding group of educators! It brought tears to our eyes so we are sending a heartfelt congratulations to a great community! We traveled to meet with teachers at Van ISD after their school and community were destroyed by a tornado last year.

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http://www.popsugar.com/moms/High-School-Seniors-Walk-Through-Elementary-Schools-41217498