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Dream On: Stressed Students at the End of DACA

Amethyst Hinton Sainz Current Affairs, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

Policies, local and national, shape our classroom practices, our instructional decisions and our interactions with students and colleagues.   Sometimes, that connection is hard to see, especially when policies create a culture of silence which makes it difficult to track

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Shhh. Don’t Tell Anyone, But I’m a Millennial.

Leah Clark Education, Life in the Classroom, Web/Tech

Fine, I will admit it. I am a Millennial. Well, that’s half true. Born in 1983, I actually fall at the end of Generation X and the start of the Millennials. And after researching the qualities and characteristics of both,

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What Would Your IEP Say?

Alaina Adams Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

So I show up for work this morning and immediately have to deal with a challenging student. This kid is the typical, “emotionally disturbed” kid who is strategically placed so that if he throws himself onto the floor in an

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Alaina Adams Assessment, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

There once was a passionate teacher, Who cheered with her students in bleachers. Then bubble sheets came, "Data management” reigned, And now her students can’t reach her. *Sometimes, a seemingly-nonsensical poem just says thingsbest.

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The Heart of Teaching

Alaina Adams Assessment, Current Affairs, Education, Life in the Classroom, Parent Involvment, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

February brings many flutters and shudders for teachers. The flutters are connected to the chocolate, Sweetheart candy, and wonderfully-sappy cards that tell us how we’re the best teachers ever. The shudders come from a month full of test-prep and the emergence of

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Accomplished Teaching?

Alaina Adams Education, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Teacher Leadership

by Alaina As 2010 comes to a close, many of us are reflecting on our accomplishments – and things we’d like to do better in 2011. In education, teachers are doing this same kind of reflection. What is it, though, that

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