Defining Moments

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

Our lives our benchmarked by defining moments. Many of us look at our lifetime and see moments that are personal and professional. The birth of my daughter was a defining moment, but so was leaving the classroom. There are moments

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Are you a bad teacher?

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

Well, are you? A new movie coming out on June 24th asks that very question. www.areyouabadteacher.com I am so glad that spring break has come which has allowed me take time from grading papers, making lesson plans, and working on

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7 Points

Molly Reed Uncategorized

Apparently that's all I'm worth. 7 points. The RIF (Reduction in Force) process has already begun, and many found out early last week if they would be RIF'd. This process is different for every district, and the process can change

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Where’s our Norma Rae?

Donnie Dicus Uncategorized

"We’re not going to get better teaching by punishing our teachers." Thank you, Rep. Brain Cronin (D-Boise)! You have just become my personal hero! In these dark times as legislatures are stripping rights away, (And I mean you Wisconsin) we

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Nice and Safe

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

  It’s Wednesday evening and it feels like it should be Saturday morning. As I sit on my couch I let out a deep sigh. I turn on the television. I am greeted with “Breaking News.” Ahh, the scene is

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Details

Daniela A. Robles Uncategorized

The current state of affairs leaves most of us in a haze of hopelessness. The fact that I felt the blossoms of inspiration in the midst of this haze is quite a remarkable feat. Last week at the Arizona K-12

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Really?

Jen Robinson Uncategorized

The past few months have been blurry. It is hard to believe that it is already March only a few weeks away from spring break. Last night when I got home I asked my husband, who is also a teacher

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Rhetoric 2.0

Eve Rifkin Uncategorized

Kids today know better. They know that their peers in China and India are not villains. Our kids are inspired by youth around the world, in places like France, Tibet, and Egypt. They want to be like them, not beat them on a test.

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