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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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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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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