Monthly Archives: February 2012

Change and its Challenge

Midlothian ISD has experienced tremendous change in the recent past. Like all Texas K-12 public schools, the state tests have dramatically changed. The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) tests are going away. They will be replaced by the … Continue reading

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Shots Were Fired

The other day, our junior varsity baseball team went to a neighboring town to play a game. The baseball field is located next to a cemetery. As our kids warmed up, they heard gun shots. The sounds came from the … Continue reading

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A Gift of Love

Mikayla is a kindergarten student at Mt. Peak Elementary School in Ms. Tama Garrison’s classroom. Mikayla doesn’t have a right hand. She does have an indomitable spirit. When asked what she wanted to do when she grows up, she said, … Continue reading

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The Genius in All of US (IV): Development Practices

What developmental practices can parents and teachers use to assist children and students in their growth? David Shenk in his book the “Genius in All of Us” includes six developmental practices. Speak to Your Children “Speak to children early and … Continue reading

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District-Level Learning Communities: What Did We Learn?

Over the last several weeks, Midlothian ISD’s Little Cabinet* hosted three, district-level learning communities. One with all of MISD’s elementary schools represented, one with both middle schools represented, and one with Midlothian High School. At each meeting, principals and teachers … Continue reading

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International Speaker Visits Midlothian ISD

Mr. Dan Korem visited Midlothian ISD on Monday, February 13, 2012. As posted On Korem & Associates, “Mr. Korem is a critically acclaimed author, documentary producer, and independent investigative journalist whose programs have been seen by over 150 million people … Continue reading

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Curve Ball

What happens when you are thrown a curve ball? Will you choose to see a dead end or a detour? Adam Bender was thrown a curve ball, and he threw one right back. He did not see a dead end. … Continue reading

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