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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Friends Don’t Let Friends Commit Educational Malpractice

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

My former assistant principal and all-around amazing human being, Molly Garcia, taught me about the importance of teachers undertaking a deep dive into brain research and why teachers need to understand how the brain learns.  She taught me that if

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When the Political is Personal, and the Personal is Political

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

I think many of us have had conversations in schools, in neighborhoods, and around towns lately regarding the #RedforEd movement. As I became a National Board Certified Teacher, I learned that it is my responsibility and privilege to advocate for

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The Problem with Teacher Pay in Arizona and One Possible Solution

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Social Issues, Uncategorized

The Problem with Teacher Pay: As a beginning teacher, I knew I would start out with a modest salary, but with increases in experience and education, I expected to move up the salary schedule and eventually achieve a comfortable middle-class

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Must Like Kids

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, Professional Development, Uncategorized

You may have heard that 70-80% of new restaurants fail within the first year.  As it turns out, that often cited statistic is exaggerated: the actual figure is 17%, according to Forbes.  It turns out the chance of success is

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