November Post

Departure

Nate Rios Education, Love

There wasn’t much else for me to say. I was resigning. The principal came to my room, stood behind my own version of the Belgian Gates, and looked at me. After almost 20 years at the high school, he told

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Reflections of a Teacher Saying Goodbye

Beth Maloney Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Love, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

As my twenty-year classroom teaching career draws to a close, I feel the need to share my reflections and important things I’ve learned.   There is nothing more important than classroom community.  First and foremost, classroom community affects student behavior.  It

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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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