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A Jonah Day aka Academic Struggle in High Achieviers

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Love, Mathematics, Mentoring, Parent Involvment, Science, Social Issues, Uncategorized, Web/Tech, Weblogs

There I stood in my lovely class of 1st – 3rd graders with 29 eagerly engaged students and 3 crying in agony. The cries were not from physical pain, but the emotional turmoil that sets in when we sit in places of discomfort.

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Myths and Lies and Truth and Voice

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Books, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Teacher Leadership, Weblogs

I just ordered a book, and I can’t wait to get it. Yesterday, I attended a panel presentation on Tempe’s ASU campus.  The authors of 50 Myths and Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education presented

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Protecting the Teacher AllSpark

Alaina Adams Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Web/Tech, Weblogs

I read Bill Ferriter’s blog this week about the story of Mitchell 20, a movie about 20 Phoenix elementary teachers who chose to pursue National Board certification as a way to take control of the one thing they could control:

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Technology…

Delyssa Begay Education Policy, Web/Tech, Weblogs

It's winter, and luckily, the internet has been working without major glitches (knock on wood). Sometimes, major storms – wind, rain, snow – can knock off the internet connection for hours. On the reservation,  it's the schools, businesses, and hospitals

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