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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Just Another Day

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

Just another day teaching seventh grade…virtually… Second period students encountered a glitch with the sign-in link for my class. I wondered why no one was showing up. By the time the problem was solved, there were only twelve minutes left in class. What do you do? Monitor and adjust. That’s what teachers do. All. Day. …

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A look into the new reality of Arizona’s educators

by Expect More Arizona

The arrival of COVID-19 and the resulting social distancing orders didn’t include a roadmap for teachers. Almost overnight, everything Arizona’s educators had planned for the week, month and possibly the remainder of the school year went out the window. But so many of these amazing professionals didn’t bat an eye – frankly they didn’t have …

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