reflection

The Requirement of Reflection

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

My teaching assignment changed this year, about five weeks into the first quarter.  Due to a district policy of only counting “bodies in seats,” not enrolled students, our 5th-grade class sizes were huge (36 – 38 students in tiny portable

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money

Revising Results-Based Funding

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

Results-Based Funding With little fanfare last month, 288 schools in Arizona received the first payout of results-based funding, the largest education initiatives outlined in the Governor’s State of the State address. The initiative became SB1530, a $38.63 million bonus for

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Weak

Teacher Appreciation Weak

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

Ah, teacher appreciation week. I look forward to the handmade cards and homemade goodies, and if I’m really lucky, school supplies or a Starbucks gift card. But here’s what I really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Stop undermining the teaching

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The Magic of the National Board Process: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Beth Maloney Education, Education Policy, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

My friends tease me about my stash of office supplies that I constantly carry, sticky notes raining in my wake as I walk and highlighters filling every pocket. My house looks like Mission Control as binders bristling with sticky flags

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