Monthly Archives: April 2014

The Educator’s Passion

John Hattie, Visible Learning (2009), does an admirable job of describing the educator’s passion. The key components of passion for the teacher and the learner appear to be the sheer thrill of being a learner or teacher, the absorption that … Continue reading

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Successful Leaders and Emotional Intelligence

Daniel Goleman, in The Essentials: An Introduction to the most enduring ideas on management from Harvard Business Review, wrote: I have found … that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree … Continue reading

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Long Checkout Lines at a Big Box Store and High Stakes Testing

Introduction You know the scene: a big box store with few of the many checkout lanes open and in each opened lane a very long line of customers who wait, wait, and wait. Who is to blame? If every one … Continue reading

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Sale of Bonds Approved for Elementary School #7 – No I and S Tax Rate Increase

The Midlothian ISD School Board at its Monday, April 21, 2014, approved the sale of $20.5M in bonds for the construction of Elementary School #7 from the 2011 Bond Program – a program previously approved by the voters. The sale … Continue reading

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Rolling Out The Green: Sod at MHHS’s Baseball Field

  OK, it’s not as green as it’s going to be, but the sod is being placed at Midlothian Heritage High School’s baseball field. This picture was taken Apr 17, 2014.  MHHS opens with the start of the 2014/15 school … Continue reading

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Elementary School #7 (Midlothian ISD)

At its March (2014) meeting, the Midlothian ISD School Board discussed when to build Elementary School #7. The District’s demographer provided information for consideration at the meeting.  One chart (please see above) depicts, according to his predictions, when our present elementary … Continue reading

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New High School: Baseball Field

Midlothian Heritage High School (Midlothian, ISD (TX)) is scheduled for occupation with the beginning of the 2014-15 school year. This picture is of the baseball field under construction. More pictures at MHHS (Apr 3, 2014) and Construction.

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