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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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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