Welcome Back! Hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer filled with opportunities to enjoy family and friends. As we get ready to embark on another


Welcome Back!

Hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer filled with opportunities to enjoy family and friends. As we get ready to embark on another exciting academic year, we here at the National Education Service Company (N.E.S.C.O.) are ready to continue our commitment to providing educators with timely information, professional services and instructional publications.
Don't forget to visit our website at #nescoed.com for complete access to all N.E.S.C.O. services. When you visit or website be sure to share your thoughts and ideas through "EdXchange" our education blog. You can also join us on your favorite social media site! N.E.S.C.O. maintains a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In and Pinterest.
On behalf of the entire staff at the National Education Service Company (N.E.S.C.O.) we wish you a successful and rewarding new school year!

"The Instructor"

In this Issue

Point of View
"Time to Speak Up"
(A commentary on the plight of the illegal immigrant children)

New to NESCO
On-Site Professional Development Program

Featured Publication
"Listen and Learn: Teachers Guide to Aural Development"

NESCO Products and Services

Resources and Reviews


Point of View

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A Great Teacher

******New Years is usually the time of year we make personal resolutions. We commit to all types of actions to become a better and improved version of ourselves. Let's make a resolution, now at the start of a new school year, to improve our professional lives. Let's resolve to become Great Teachers!
There is no simple formula for becoming a great teacher. It takes desire, commitment and experience. The characteristics of a great teacher are not a mystery. We have all known great teachers. We have all seen great teachers. Let's resolve to develop and demonstrate the qualities we have seen in great teaching.

Passion: **Great teachers have a deep passion for their subject.

Commitment: **Great teachers believe all children can learn.

Responsibility: **Great teachers take responsibility for the success of their students.

Loving: **Great teachers love kids and truly care about their students.

Joyful: **Great teachers make learning joyful!

Creative: **Great teachers are creative and fearless in the pursuit of good teaching and good learning.

Patient: **Great teachers are patient and understand that all children learn at their own pace.

Reflective: **Great teachers reflect on the quality of their teaching.

Forgiving: **Great teachers understand that all children deserve a second, third, fourth ............... chance.

Informative: **Great teachers communicate with students, parents and administrators.

Studious: **Great teachers are great learns committed to continuous professional development.

New to NESCO


N.E.S.C.O. is planning a series of Educational Forums designed to promote professional development, networking opportunities and discussion about important education topics. Experienced teachers, new teachers and education majors are all welcome to attend any N.E.S.C.O. EdForum.

Each EdForum will be held in a different location and feature a guest speaker who is an experienced leader in the field of education. NESCO will begin holding EdForums in Suffolk County, New York at three (3) sifferent locations: C.W.Post/L.I.U. In Brookville, Family Melody Center in Patchogue and Panara's in Babylon.

Join us at our next EdForum. The topic is "Teaching Today: Becoming the Candidate of Choice". Our guest speaker will be education author, retired Director of Fine Arts and Professor of Music Education, Joseph Pergola. (Dates and Times to be announced)


Want Professional Development ON-Site in your School District for little to no cost? N.E.S.C.O.announces a new approach to professional development. Now department leaders can provide their faculty with convenient on-site staff development in a needed instructional area. Staff development workshops and courses can be paid through BOCES Arts or course participants can purchase in-service credit at incredible discounted rates.

Let N.E.S.C.O.’s On-Site Professional Development Program provide your staff with on-site workshops or in-service courses that improve teacher-student the learning process. See N.E.S.C.O.’s website @ www.nescoed.com for a partial listing of N.E.S.C.O.professional development topics and in-service course fees.

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“How to Differentiate Instruction in a Mixed Ability Classroom"
by Carol Ann Tomlinson
$19.95 Softcover / $30.00 Hardcover /Kindle $19.95

Filled with examples, information and field-tested strategies, Tomlinson shows how to use students' readiness levels, interests, and learning profiles to address student diversity.
@ nescoed.com (Educational Resources)

"American Teachers Spend More Time in the Classroom than World Peers"
American Teachers Spend More Time in the Classroom than their World Peers
by Rebecca Klein
Huffington Post 9/9/14

Broader Minded
"http:www. BroaderMinded.com
Advocacy in action for all music educators


Smart Seat
Manage you class; attendance keeper, seating chart with photos and random student selector for questioning.
(Free for Mac & Windows)

How to Flipp the Classroom
How to Flip the Classroom
This video is a simple clear step by step guide to creating a "Flipped Classroom".

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