It has been said that we don’t learn from our mistakes. We learn from reflecting on them. Reflection is the intentional process of considering our actions within our given context and determining where we stood in our strengths and what opportunities exist for improvement. It is the chance to connect with our experience while examining…Read More about We Don’t Learn from Our Mistakes….
What is a best practice? In education we often see this term thrown around, sometimes incorrectly. Practitioners in fields all over the world will use this phrase to express a heightened level of importance to specific actions or behaviors. But what are best practices exactly? Best practices are defined as procedures demonstrated by research and…Read More about Best Practices = Best Outcomes .
Spring break is a wonderful time to take a deep breath and reconnect with ourselves and those we love. Many of us take the opportunity to rest and engage in hobbies that we often have to put aside in the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life. I hope that you were able to enjoy your…Read More about Push for the Homestretch.
Zarell Hudson grew up with automobiles and now wants to grow old with them. The junior from Seguin High School would just rather spend time tinkering under a car hood. That’s why he enrolled in the automotive program at Arlington ISD’s Dan Dipert Career and Technical Center (CTC) where he is learning the ins and…Read More about College and Career Expo Helps Students Plan their Future.
In Arlington ISD, we have a cultural tenet that we believe and try to embody – Get Better Every Day. Have you ever stopped and asked yourself what it means to get better every day? What behaviors do we have to engage in daily to make that happen? What do we do when we hit…Read More about We are what we do.
Arlington ISD seniors, don’t forget the deadline to apply for the Chamber of Commerce scholarships is this week, Friday, Feb. 25. The Greater Arlington Chamber is giving out scholarships to 13 Arlington ISD seniors worth more than $30,000. As a local partner of the Arlington ISD, the chamber is committed to developing the community’s future by…Read More about Deadline for Chamber of Commerce scholarships is Feb. 25.
First IB elementary in Arlington ISD The planned professional development meeting at Crow Leadership Academy took a turn Monday afternoon. It was a turn four years in the making as the school was officially designated an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme school. The IB certification makes Crow the first IB elementary in the Arlington ISD,…Read More about Crow Leadership Academy Certified as an International Baccalaureate School.
Innovation always comes with challenges, but it’s also what reaps the greatest rewards. At Gunn Junior High School and Fine Arts and Dual Language Academy, that’s exactly what’s happening with the academy’s inaugural sixth grade. Seven years ago, these sixth-grade pioneers were the fist kindergarteners at the then brand-new Corey and Jones academies of fine…Read More about Students pioneer new junior high fine arts/dual language program.
I recently started reading a book called Think Again authored by Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In the text, he focuses on the value of approaching life and situations with a scientific mindset, open to the possibility (and high probability) that you could be wrong and/or…Read More about It’s Time We Think Again.
The Arlington ISD wants its students to reach their maximum potential through relevant, innovative and rigorous learning experiences. All three of those aspects start in elementary school in the Arlington ISD, and there’s nothing more innovative than the elementary school specialized programs the district offers. Students in kindergarten in the Arlington ISD can start following…Read More about Start your future in kindergarten in the Arlington ISD.