certifications - Career and Technical Center Month

Career and technical student organizations build futures

February 28, 2023
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Since today is the last day of CTE Month, we’re highlighting career and technical student organizations – or CTSOs. Arlington ISD’s career and technical education program is all about providing future-building opportunities for students, and often those include opportunities that extend beyond the classroom. That’s certainly the case with all the district’s many CTSOs. These…

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Goals are All About Habits

January 31, 2023
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At the onset of each school year, we each pause for a moment and establish our professional goals. We reflect on our growth over the last year and identify new areas we want to improve. We consider our strengths and think about how we can leverage those strengths to get better every day. This process…

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Let’s Set a Goal!

December 15, 2022
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Can you believe that we are already halfway through the school year? It always amazes me how quickly time flies and how much a group of committed individuals can collectively accomplish in a relatively short amount of time. It is easy in education to become distracted by the rhetoric and the happenings of the world.…

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The Gift of Diversity

November 30, 2022
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What an incredible time and place we live in! The world is so much smaller as technology has bridged the gap between people and provided a platform for us to connect with others who were once inaccessible. This connection highlights the beauty of the world’s diversity and invites us to expand our understanding and need…

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Fall into Gratitude

October 5, 2022
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Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the East Coast. If you haven’t been during the autumn season, it is a must do. The fall foliage comes out in all its spectacular glory painting the landscape with the most vibrant shades of red, yellow and orange. There is something about the seasons changing that invites…

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Forward with Purpose

September 5, 2022
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I recently had the opportunity to visit with a colleague whom I admire. She is committed to teaching and learning, and that commitment is evident in the way she expends her energy pouring into teachers and curiously seeking out new knowledge to apply to her coaching practice. She is inquisitive and asks questions modeling what…

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Best Practices = Best Outcomes 

May 3, 2022
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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…

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Push for the Homestretch

April 4, 2022
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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…

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