Houston Independent School District

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Our partnership with Houston Independent School District is focused on supporting the pedagogical shifts in learning and teaching with powerful integration of technology.  We work with the executive leadership to design and implement systems and structures for competency-based professional learning.  Our goal is to equip educators with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to create optimal learning experiences for students in HISD. We have helped to redesign support and resources to ensure teachers have personalized professional learning. We are piloting the use of micro-credentials and building systems for site based support and teacher development pathways.

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On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain. These cases are perfectly simple and easy to distinguish. In a free hour, when our power of choice is untrammelled and when nothing prevents our being able to do what we like best, every pleasure is to be welcomed and every pain avoided. But in certain circumstances and owing to the claims of duty or the obligations of business it will frequently occur that pleasures have to be repudiated and annoyances accepted. The wise man therefore always holds in these matters to this principle of selection: he rejects pleasures to secure other greater pleasures, or else he endures pains to avoid worse pains.

  • On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are.
  • So beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire.
  • That they cannot foresee the pain and trouble that are bound to ensue; and equal blame.
  • Belongs to those who fail in their duty through weakness of will, which is the same as saying through shrinking from toil and pain.