Fostering and Developing Classroom Community in Our Brave New World

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

Teaching is about relationships and community. As Carla Shalaby says in her fabulous book Troublemakers, “It is deeply relational, human work” (p. 172). I’m struggling to hit the right notes as we consider moving to online or distance learning (aka

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Why Am I Teaching This Way?

Kyle Bragg Assessment, Education, Elementary, Games, Life in the Classroom, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Social Issues, Sports, Uncategorized, Web/Tech

Have you ever thought, “Why am I doing this activity? What is the point?” A common response from veteran teachers is something like, “I’ve done it this way for ___ years!” A few years ago, I would say something similar

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Emmy’s Treehouse

Jen Hudson Elementary

People always roll their eyes when I tell them I love teaching middle school. “I could never do that. All the hormones. No thank you.” I always laughed it off and responded, “Oh man, could never teach the little ones.

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I Learned to Teach from Mr. Rogers

Beth Maloney Education, Elementary, Games, Life in the Classroom, Love, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Social Issues

I didn’t love Mister Rogers growing up.  I was more of a Sesame Street-loving gal, with the bright, feathery puppets and the emphasis on cognitive growth.  It wasn’t until my little sister, a tiny blond hellion whose body never stopped

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