Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

Professional Educators of Tennessee is conducting a legislative survey of educators across the state. “We understand that the next Governor and Tennessee General Assembly, both in the state budget and through legislative action need to address important policy areas,” according to Dr. JC Bowman, the association’s executive director. “We continue to hear from our members … Continue reading Professional Educators of Tennessee to Conduct Legislative Survey

7 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Have an Instant Pot, but running out of recipes? Click the links below to help spark your cooking creativity with an Instant Pot. Let us know if you whip up any of these quick and easy dishes: 15 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes 42 healthy Instant Pot Recipes You Need in Your Life 15 Healthy Instant … Continue reading 7 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

Nominate Your School

Tennessee schools with programs designed to actively manage their environmental impact or educate students and communities about environmental stewardship and overall good citizenship are eligible and encouraged to enter the statewide competition. Check out the 10-question nomination form, and describe how your school gives back for a chance to win up to $1,500. Deadline to … Continue reading Nominate Your School

Dominate the Vocab—Know your Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots!

One of the first things I ask my students at the beginning of a new semester is, “Who here loves to memorize definitions?” I quickly follow that up with, “If you just raised your hand, you’re a liar. No one likes memorizing definitions.” They laugh, of course, and then I follow it up with the … Continue reading Dominate the Vocab—Know your Prefixes, Suffixes, and Word Roots!

The Intent and Spirit of Collaborative Conferencing

Have educators achieved all that was intended from the passing of the Professional Educators Collaborative Conferencing Act of 2011 (PECCA) and the required training?  No.  And it is time to assess our progress and adjust the legislation. Let’s examine TCA § 49-5-601 which contains the statement of purpose for PECCA.  First, PECCA is about education, … Continue reading The Intent and Spirit of Collaborative Conferencing