A Child’s Perspective

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

by Jen We have heard from many teachers on this site, why they teach. So I thought I would ask random students around my elementary school why they think their teacher teaches. Here is what they said: “They love teaching

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Why I (STILL) Teach?

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Seriously, why does anyone still teach!? There have been many great posts these past few weeks that answers the question, "Why I teach?" (You can see some on this site and also on www.storiesfromschool.org from our partners in Washington.) However, I

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Why I Teach

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

by Jen Teaching allows me to: Articulate Inspire Motivate Create Discover Smile Laugh Cry Read Write Think Calculate Communicate Collaborate Mediate Watch Learn Grow Explore Sing Investigate Plan Anticipate Expect Differentiate Individualize Share Celebrate Understand Demonstrate Experience Advocate Discern Problem

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And the Winner…!

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Well, the winner wasn't me! I got my rejection letter in the mail. "Dear Mr. Dicus, Thank you for letting us observe your classroom and meeting with you. You're nomination for this award is a huge accomplishment. Unfortunately, ……" (I

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No, It’s a Child.

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

Yesterday my colleagues and I had the pleasure of a good old-fashioned read-aloud (no post-its to track our thinking, or an explicit strategy think aloud). We gathered in the library for our PLC Wednesday and our principal began the afternoon

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Big Pumpkin

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

As a kindergarten teacher, I always loved reading the story, Big Pumpkin by Erika Silverman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHkuZKAW7bs Maybe it was the singsong, predictable prose. Well she pulled and she tugged and she pulled. First she pulled hard and then she pulled

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Homework …

Delyssa Begay Uncategorized

How much is too much? Or not enough? I guess it varies on grade level and purpose. I was amazed at the amount of homework my neice and nephew would bring home. Some evenings, yes entire evenings, were spent on homework;

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The Union I Know

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

As the Arizona temperatures begin to fall below a hundred, and the excitement surrounding “Education Week” in America begins to fade, we find ourselves with lingering thoughts. I know I find myself with sound bytes from the teacher accountability discussion

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