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Your comprehensive toolkit for all things T-TESS

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Your BISDwired Team from Brenham, TX:

Tom Spall

@Tommyspall

Troy Kuhn

@tskuhn

Brittni Branton

@BrantonTech

Part 1 in Eduphoria

Have you put in goals for Part I for T-TESS in Eduphoria yet? This should

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Improving Your Classroom Culture in Dimension 3.3

How as teachers do we accomplish this in the classroom? How do we make sure that ALL students are engaged in relevant...

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Creating a SMART Goal

Making goals in your classroom?  Have you been creating goals with your students?  Creating short and long term goals at the beginning of each school year will help...

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Posting Goals on Your Classroom Door

A few days ago, I saw a picture on Twitter that I thought was a great idea. Amy Snyder@SnySciCHS  (a chemistry teacher) had her goals posted on the outside of her door. She encouraged….

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Power Zone

Our campus has been reading the book titled, The Fundamental Five by Sean Cain and Mike Laird. One point, the authors bring out is teachers are most effective in the Power Zone. The Power Zone is in close proximity….

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Preparing Students for a Teacher Observation

Having someone come into your classroom to observe often reminds me of having guests come over to your house. As a parent you are hoping your kids show their best and at the very least you hope they....

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T-TESS Roll-Out Support

Wow!  What an amazing time of collaboration and learning we had as a team in San Antonio this past week at the annual AIE Conference.  A great resource we are bringing....

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Adding Evidence

Creating, working on, and completing your goals depends on how you keep up with the process.  The best reflection we can do as educators is to keep up with adding evidence in regards to....

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Moving to Accomplished

How can teachers move from being good digital citizens to digital leaders and help students do the same? Look below to find out. This helps move the teacher from proficient to....

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Who Can Help You With Your Smart Goal?

What does your SMART goal look like for T-TESS?  Who can help you with this goal?  I stumbled along this post by Gabriel Carrillo on Twitter. A teacher has....

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Insight from T-TESS Observers (Parts 1 & 2)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System....

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Insight from T-TESS Observers (Parts 3 & 4)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System....

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Insight from T-TESS Observers (Parts 5 & 6)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System....

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Technology Use in the Classroom

According to an article from The Classroom Teacher (2016), Karen Jackson is seeing T-TESS as more of a component for technology. As well as, teachers are looking at technology as more of a way to incorporate into instruction versus just using it to ....

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Keeping Your Cool When Your Appraiser Walks In

Here is an excellent infographic for educators out there, especially if you are in a district using the T-TESS appraisal system.  These tips and strategies will help....

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Your Comprehensive T-TESS Toolkit

It's that time of the year again!  You have made it halfway through the school year!!!  Congratulations!!....

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Moving From Proficient To Accomplished (Parts 7 & 8)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System.

Knowing what an appraiser is looking for when they enter your class is beneficial to

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Moving From Proficient To Accomplished (Parts 9, 10, & 11)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System.

Knowing what an appraiser is looking for when they enter your class is beneficial to....

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Moving From Proficient To Accomplished (Parts 12 & 13)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System.

Knowing what an appraiser is looking for when they enter your class is beneficial to....

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T-TESS Thursday:  Moving From Proficient To Accomplished (Parts 14 & 15)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System.

Knowing what an appraiser is looking for when they enter your class is beneficial to........

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T-TESS Thursday: Moving From Proficient To Accomplished (Parts 16 & 17)

What are your T-TESS observers looking for when they walk into your classroom. This is a multi-video insight from their perspective.  Great for any district utilizing the T-TESS Appraisal System.

Knowing what an appraiser is looking for when they enter your class is beneficial to...

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T-TESS Thursday: SE-TESS Walkthrough Tool

ESC 20's SE-TESS walk-through tool is designed to be a companion resource to help administrators with conducting walk-throughs of teachers who serve students with disabilities in settings that are....

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T-TESS Thursday: What is T-TESS Reminder

The graphic is a broad overview of the basic structure of T-TESS, beginning with the three main components of the system:

  1. The teacher and appraiser collaboration on the establishment of a goal setting and professional development plan;
  2. The evaluation cycle that consists of a pre-conference

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T-TESS Thursday: T-TESS Infographic

Excellent infographic instructing all about T-TESS.  Enjoy!....

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T-TESS Thursday: Feedback & Assessment Tools

When planning lessons or upcoming units, teachers typically ask us what digital tools will best fit in their plans.  They have the content, we provide the instructional tool to utilize for feedback, assessments and much more.  This year....

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T-TESS Thursday: 56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment

Check out the above link for great examples of Formative Assessment!  

Last Thursday, for T-TESS Thursday, we shared with you a huge list of Digital Feedback and Assessment tools....

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T-TESS Thursday:  How You Can Exceed Expectations With Technology on the T-TESS Rubric

When we are implementing technology into our classroom, we have to make sure we are not just substituting technology for paper and pencil. In that case, paper and pencil may be the better option. We want to aim for transformation. When we....

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T-TESS Thursday: Grow as an Educator

Want to grow professionally?  Want to hear from and/or collaborate with other amazing educators from around the state and beyond?  Do you have something to share that has worked well in your classroom?  Then this....

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Tom Spall

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Troy Kuhn

@tskuhn

Brittni Branton

@BrantonTech

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