Students take a brain break during testing.

Let’s Play! Maybe Older Students Need Recess, Too!

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Education, Education Policy, Games, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Social Issues, Sports, Uncategorized

Today was the first day of AZELLA testing for my 7th grade introduction level English Language Development class. They were very nervous during the first subtest (Listening), and then we had quite a bit of time to relax. It wasn’t

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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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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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