Good for Each Other

Good for Each Other

by Tim Ramsey, seventh grade writing teacher at Westwind Elementary in the Pendergast Elementary School District

My second hour class had lots of questions for me this morning. The period lasts only thirty minutes, and I had a lesson to present. But how could I not let them speak for a few minutes? “Do you like ‘Star Wars’?” “Do you like horror movies?” “What is your favorite band? I took their …

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My typical day – teaching during COVID

by Lynette Stant, 3rd Grade teacher at Salt River Elementary School, 2020 AEF Arizona Teacher of the Year

6 a.m. – I start my day by checking emails. Many of my colleagues are up late at night catching up on communications, so I have to get an early start to respond. 7 a.m. – Time to post an attendance question. Students will answer it, and this will give me an idea of who …

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School Counselor of the Year: What Families Can Do To Thrive This Year

by Jaime Clemens Jaime Clemens, 2020 Arizona School Counselor of the Year

Everyone involved in education is reeling from the changes and seeking ways to make it through. It’s hard to imagine how the start of this school year could have been any less predictable. But start it did and it will continue. Here are the top five things I suggest from my years as a parent, …

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