My typical day – teaching during COVID

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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Community Colleges a Vital Part of Arizona’s Education Landscape

by Colleen A. Smith, Ph.D., President, Coconino Community College.

As I pursued my doctorate degree, I had a university professorship squarely in my sights. When I first started teaching at a rural community college in Wyoming, I was still working on my Ph.D. I soon found a passion for the community college mission—I knew I was home, and I never looked back. It really …

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Distance Learning Advice from a Veteran Educator

by Christine Roche, M. Ed., NBCT, highly qualified special education teacher, Amphitheater Public Schools

I always thank my parents for trusting me with their child. That is an honor I take to heart. Here’s what I would tell them: First off, don’t forget to hug your child! They are stressed too. Humor is priceless. Keep a journal so y’all can look back and laugh at all the funnies. Don’t …

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Parents, here’s how to make online learning easier for you and teachers, alike

by Guillermina Torres, Mexican American Student Services department at Tucson Unified School District

A few weeks into the school year, things are already easier than they were at the beginning. But distance learning isn’t simple. To help, here’s some of the advice that I give families I work with: Keep in close contact with the schools. If you’re struggling with tech, let them know. And if you’re unsure …

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