The Letter of Resignation I Wanted to Write

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, National Board Certification, Social Issues

It’s hard for me to believe, but after twenty years of teaching, this is my last week as a teacher.  I wrote my letter of resignation a few months ago.  It was a short, simple statement beginning with my intention

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All I Want for Christmas: A Teacher’s Legislative Wishlist

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

Even though I’m listening to Wham’s “Last Christmas” for the third time today, I know the Ghost of Christmas Future looms right around the corner – for January brings the beginning of the Arizona legislative session.  I’ve written before about

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2 Weeks of Action

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, National Board Certification, Teacher Leadership

It is part of our mission of the Arizona National Board Certified Teachers Network to raise awareness about the impact of National Board Certified Teachers (NBCTs) on our students, schools, and profession.  Many NBCTs have shared our stories about why

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Get Selfish and Avoid the Burn Out with Teacher Self-Care

Leah Clark Professional Development

Self-Care: any necessary human regulatory function which is under individual control, deliberate and self-initiated (Wikipedia) This hot buzz word graces Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and Facebook in memes and posts as a way to cope with the wild world we live

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Using My Teacher Voice

Leah Clark Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom

Last year I participated in our statewide teacher walkout. This experience changed my perspective in a myriad of ways. Marching to the capitol with thousands of teachers, administrators, parents, students, and supporters is one of the most memorable moments of

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The Educated Voter…Midterm Elections 11/6/18

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

One lesson that I think all educators across the valley can agree with is that it is critical for us to stay informed and involved in our legislative process. I think we also learned that in order to do this,

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Clarity through Focus (Part 2) and #RedforEd

Yolanda Wheelington Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

What I discovered at our school was something that we already knew: Although we are an urban-based public school within a district with issues mirroring the nation, we had little to no annual teacher turnover. Our students return to a

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