Meet the Associate Principal

Associate Principal of Smith high school, Timothy Isaly

Timothy A. Isaly                         Texas A&M University – Texarkana
isalyt@cfbisd.edu                                   Eastern Michigan University

W:  972.968.5219                                          University of Michigan
T:   @timisaly                                                    Wittenberg University

Welcome, students, staff, parents and community members to the 2016-17 school year.

Our school year begins Monday, August 22 at 8:20 AM sharp. Students should come to school ready to start classes with a notebook, pencil or pen, and a fresh mindset that a commitment to hard work, daily reading and writing, and a willingness to get involved in school activities.

Important Dates:

Wedensday, September 14:   Great Texas Pick-up (Meet the Teacher).

Wednesday, October 5:         Homecoming parade

Friday, October 7:                Homecoming football game (vs. Little Elm)
Saturday, October 8:            Homecoming Dance @ NSHS
Wedensday, October 19:       PSAT testing on campus for freshmen, sophomores and seniors.

Students and Parents:

Articles of Interest (copy and paste URL into your browser)

04-12-2016   Why Phones Don’t Belong in School

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/richard-freed/why-phones-dont-belong-in-school_b_9666730.html

04-04-2016

http://www.wsj.com/articles/can-handwriting-make-you-smarter-1459784659

11-24-14       The Power of Teacher-to-Teacher Feedback
http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_ahead/2014/11/teachers-need-more-feedback-from-other-teachers.html

11-11-14 The Case for College

http://www.harvard.edu/president/speech/2014/case-for-college#.VFMCYkk0taA.mailto

11-11-14     Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702304213904579095303368899132?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052702304213904579095303368899132.html

11-11-14     Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/creating-classrooms-for-social-justice-tabitha-dellangelo

Major Decisions: What Graduates Earn Over Their Lifetimes
http://www.hamiltonproject.org/papers/major_decisions_what_graduates_earn_over_their_lifetimes/#.VCocaAtGRRw.mailto

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/writing-by-hand-benefits-brain-ainissa-ramirez

Encouraging student questioning

http://amorebeautifulquestion.com/encouraging-student-questioning/

Thank you for sending your children to Newman Smith High School.

At your service,

 

Timothy Isaly

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