Do it for her

Bonds and Overrides and the Public, Oh My!

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

As a busy teacher/advocate, I am careful to whom I rent space in my head, meaning, I don’t perseverate about things outside my control as much as I did as a newer teacher.  Angry parents don’t phase me anymore.  Administrative

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Happy Classroom Community

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Love, Social Issues

Having my daughter in fifth-grade last year changed the way I look at my classroom.  Her school day started in my partner teacher’s homeroom for math and science and her afternoons were spent in my room for Reading, Writing, and

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AZ

2 Weeks of Action

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, National Board Certification, Teacher Leadership

It is part of our mission of the Arizona National Board Certified Teachers Network to raise awareness about the impact of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) on our students, schools, and profession.  Many NBCTs have shared our stories about why

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An End to Civil Discourse: One Teacher’s Response to HB2002

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues

Remember how I reminded us to trust, but verify?  HB20002 was the first education bill dropped this session.  It is a bill outlining a ban against teachers discussing any political issues, court cases, and/or current legislation in school. I don’t

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Trust but verify

Trust, but Verify

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

I am alternately hopeful, terrified, and jubilant.  I check Twitter obsessively.  My anxiety is easily triggered.  It must be time for the Arizona legislative session.  Even in a state known for wacky and colorful political antics, it promises to be

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The Other Opportunity Cost of Teaching

The Other Opportunity Cost of Teaching

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Uncategorized

I came home in a serious funk, slamming the door behind me, barking at my family, huffing and puffing under the heavy weight of the stack of papers I bring home (optimistically) every evening.  I sat down on my bed

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