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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All I Want for Christmas: A Teacher’s Legislative Wishlist

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

Even though I’m listening to Wham’s “Last Christmas” for the third time today, I know the Ghost of Christmas Future looms right around the corner – for January brings the beginning of the Arizona legislative session.  I’ve written before about

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Do it for her

Bonds and Overrides and the Public, Oh My!

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

As a busy teacher/advocate, I am careful to whom I rent space in my head, meaning, I don’t perseverate about things outside my control as much as I did as a newer teacher.  Angry parents don’t phase me anymore.  Administrative

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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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