2020’s Teacher of the Year Ambassadors reflect on the past year and what’s to come

2020’s Teacher of the Year Ambassadors reflect on the past year and what’s to come

by Expect More Arizona

2020 was a year like no other. What many thought would be a two-week school closure in March continued into the next school year and will likely continue in 2021. Unprecedented disruptions, coupled with educational innovations, have created a year that was barely recognizable. We asked the 2020 AEF Teacher of the Year Ambassadors what …

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Expect More Arizona’s Statement of Support for Prop 208

by Expect More Arizona

Expect More Arizona has spent a decade advocating for the policies and resources needed for every student in Arizona – regardless of their background, income, or zip code – to access an excellent education every step of the way. We have been part of efforts to build broad coalitions to develop bipartisan, P-20 funding solutions, which …

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A Reason to Return

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

Tim Ramsey, an educator for more than three decades, shares about his daily experiences teaching 7th grade writing virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave Expect More Arizona permission to publish a few of his journal entries from this year, including this one. Check out Mr. Ramsey’s other blogs in this series: Good for Each …

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Good for Each Other

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

Tim Ramsey, an educator for more than three decades, shares about his daily experiences teaching 7th grade writing virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He gave Expect More Arizona permission to publish a few of his journal entries from this year, including this one. Check out Mr. Ramsey’s other blogs in this series: A Reason to …

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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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