Vision in Practice celebrates visionary work of classroom educators as well as campus and district administrators and highlights examples with photos and descriptions. This blog is one more way to bridge the gap between theory and practice, with the ultimate goal of student success.
Turning the Question
Guest blog by Dr. Michelle Hurst, Secondary Science Coordinator in Mansfield ISD. One of our core practices in our department is inquiry. Each book or article offers its own version of a definition but I like the Smithsonian’s explanation the best: “Inquiry-based science adopts an investigative approach to teaching and learning where students are provided with opportunities…
Book Review: Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
As someone who is always looking to learn and grow, I was immediately drawn to “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success” by Carol Dweck. This book is a fascinating exploration of the power of mindset – the way that our beliefs and attitudes can shape our lives in profound ways. Dweck begins by explaining the difference…
Book Review: The Growth Mindset Coach
As a teacher and a coach, I’m always looking for new and innovative ways to help my students and clients reach their full potential. That’s why I was so excited to read “The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher’s Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve by Annie Brock and Heather Hundley. This book is a…
Memorize and Master: 6 Fun and Effective Ways to Boost Student Recall.
Memorization is a crucial part of learning and retaining new information. Whether it’s for exams, homework, or just everyday life, having the ability to remember important information is a valuable skill for students of all ages. However, with so much information to absorb, it can be difficult for students to remember everything they need to…
Guest blog by Lisbeth D. Bennett, Secondary ELAR Coordinator in Mansfield ISD. A poem comes to mind. If you groaned or shuddered, that’s ok. I think some people had no-good-rotten experiences when teachers covered poetry. I guarantee it was traumatizing for most educators as well. Maybe it was figuring out stress and meter or being…
Slide into Success with Presentation Themes
Guest blog by Autumn Riley, Digital Learning Coach in Mansfield ISD. Creating and designing a theme before building out a presentation or slide deck can help you to keep your messaging consistent throughout. You can use a fun topic theme (more on that in a bit) or stick with colors and an overall tone. It…
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