The Emergency Room

Angelia Ebner Uncategorized

      I work in an emergency room. There are no doctors here, no ambulances, and rarely nurses of any kind. I am an educator that finds myself struggling to triage my students’ most basic human needs of food,

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Jen Robinson Uncategorized

Time seems to be slipping away quicker than ever before. January was blurry and now February seems to be following suit. Over winter break I reflected on work and life, deciding to take time to plan out each week, map

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Highway of Collaboration

Lisa Moberg Uncategorized

After attaining my National Board Teaching certification, I have found that teaching will never be the same. “That’s a good thing!” some will think. Yes, it is, but it’s also very challenging as you realize you have three roads to

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The Rising Tide: Certification

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

  An education “reformer” floated a proposal to the Governor’s Classrooms First Council that would allow local education agencies (LEAs) to certify teachers independently.  The Council agreed that local certification wasn’t a solution and would cause more harm than good. 

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My daughter did somewhat redeem my #cakefail with a deft spatula and fresh raspberries.


Amethyst Hinton Sainz Assessment, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, Professional Development

    Ever since the Bill Murray movie, Groundhog Day has become an icon for the repetitive patterns in which we find ourselves, patterns which must be improved incrementally over time, because they are so much a part of how we operate.

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