Sadly, educators often find themselves on the front lines when it comes to dealing with traumatic events. Share My Lesson has some useful resources for SAISD teachers and staff who may be tasked with helping students process tragedy. Head over to their website if you’d like to read more.
As you know, on September 5, the President rescinded DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and stripped legal status of young immigrants who have lived in the United States since childhood. We have many SAISD students, as well as some teachers and staff, who are DACAmented and therefore drastically impacted by this decision. These are our kids and our colleagues. Doubtlessly the last few weeks have been stressful for our DACAmented students and staff, but … Read More
On Tuesday, Sept. 5th, the President is expected to make an announcement regarding DACA. There are some reports that President Trump may end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. At this time, we do not know when or if the DACA program will be terminated or what the end of the program may look like. For example, will those with DACA continue to be protected from deportation and able to use their work permits until … Read More
Planning for effective, engaging lessons is a vital part of the teaching process. The goal of state law and SAISD administrative procedure is to allow teachers to focus more time and energy on the actual planning process, which is the heart of effective lesson development, and less time on writing, copying and pasting. Texas Education Code 11.164 states that a classroom teacher may only be required to prepare “a unit or weekly lesson plan that outlines, … Read More