Happy Teacher Appreciation Weak

Teacher Appreciation Weak

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

Ah, teacher appreciation week. I look forward to the handmade cards and homemade goodies, and if I’m really lucky, school supplies or a Starbucks gift card. But here’s what I really want for Teacher Appreciation Week. Stop undermining the teaching

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When Executive Orders Get Personal

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues

Yesterday as I drove home from work. NPR reported on the new executive orders expanding the groups prioritized for immigration enforcement– in effect, increasing the number of deportations of undocumented immigrants. But I didn’t hear much of the story. After

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Reality Check for English Language Learners

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Literacy, Uncategorized

  Snippets of surreptitious conversational Spanish dart around the classroom amid scattered outbursts of giggles. I review the color-coded highlighting of sentence parts in our newest sentence formula involving superlative adjectives, pointing to the laminated neon cards magneted to the

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Henry Ford and Ed Policy

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Literacy

“I’d like to observe your 90-minute reading block if that works for you,” says my principal as we are setting a date for my formal observation. “Well, we’ll be using literacy skills to close read and annotate a piece of

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Is Our Energy Renewable? Professional Capital Part II

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Education Policy

Sustainability. Staying power through wise choices. I have heard people argue the causes of global warming, and the best human response, but I have yet to hear anyone attack the core value of sustainability. And it has become a metaphor

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Mind Like a Civ(ics Test)?

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Social Issues

Should Arizona high school graduates understand civics?  Heck, yes. What? I agree with our Republican-dominated legislative and executive branch on an issue? As in many other states, our state legislature and national representatives are elected disproportianately by older, wealthy white

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