school-happens

School Happens

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

We are now just over halfway through the school year and I realize no matter what we try to do, school happens. Although we mindfully schedule monthly fire drills to minimize disruptions, we have no control over those days that

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And……?

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

According to a recent news story, Arizona has nearly doubled the number of its National Board Certified teachers in the past five years. This is impressive, to say the least. The year I completed NBC was no doubt my most

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Kids’ Closet

Manuel Chavez Uncategorized

 Have you ever looked in your closet and said, "I don't have a thing to wear." Everyday thousands of students across Arizona look inside their closets and they "do not have a thing to wear." However, thanks to SaddleBrooke Community

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time-to-move-on

Time to Move On

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

I’ll be honest I am in disbelief that it is December. How can it be that the second quarter is quickly coming to a close? How is it possible that the first semester is finished? For that matter where did

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one-thing-to-know

One Thing to Know

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

Committing your life’s work to educating children is challenging. Educating children in Arizona often takes the idea of challenging to a new depth. Halfway through my 16th year of serving Arizona’s children, I will admit that I wonder if I

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balancing-behavior

Balancing Behavior

Lisa Moberg Uncategorized

Balance.  It’s what we all strive for in life, right?  It’s what teachers need in a classroom for it to function efficiently and harmoniously.  Students need a balance of hands-on activities, homework, friends, worksheets, and collaborative, critical-thinking projects.  Teachers need

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Good Night

Manuel Chavez Uncategorized

  In an age where everyone is looking for a quick fix, individuals forget that many times problems can be solved by focusing on simple solutions. I always compare education issues to my past experiences as a heavy equipment mechanic.

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believe

Believe

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

Today I facilitated a professional development session on Cognitive Complexity for a half of my staff. We began the session with a comparison task between solving two sample assessment problems. One problem was from AIMS based on the 2008 math standards,

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