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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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Trust but verify

Trust, but Verify

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Life in the Classroom, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

I am alternately hopeful, terrified, and jubilant.  I check Twitter obsessively.  My anxiety is easily triggered.  It must be time for the Arizona legislative session.  Even in a state known for wacky and colorful political antics, it promises to be

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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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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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Hitting the Like Button: Using Social Media to Grow an Online Community

Leah Clark Professional Development, Uncategorized

I joined Facebook in 2002 when you had to have a college email address to sign up for the social media site. Each day I checked my account in anticipation of the new friend requests I received. Over the years,

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we are more than king

African American Influence on U.S. Government

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

African American Influence on U.S. Government   As February winds down, let’s remember that the celebration of African American influence does not have to end. In honor of this, we will take a look at some of the ways that

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We Are More Than Dr. King

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

I was blessed to grow up in the rich African American (Black) culture that resides in the Washington, D.C. area. I saw our good and bad, our strengths and weaknesses, our beauty and shame wherever I looked. I was secure…I

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I’m Fun at Holiday Parties, Really!

Beth Maloney Current Affairs, Education, Education Policy, Elementary, Life in the Classroom, Mentoring, National Board Certification, Professional Development, Social Issues, Teacher Leadership

Around the holidays, many visitors and holiday party-goers comment on how tired I look.  I don’t think they mean this unkindly – it’s true, I do look exhausted this time of year (and many other times throughout the school year).

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