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“The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives.”– Tony Robbins Positive communication between educators and legislators can often influence the outcome of the legislative session and improve support for education in general.  This year, the Wyoming Teacher Champions have...

We know it’s true: teachers anticipate summer just as much as  students. It’s not just the change of pace in daily life, when we can live life without a bell schedule. Over the course of my career, I also enjoy summer because it gives me...

During the summer time, teachers actively reflect on their practice and answer Sheryl Sandberg’s question, “What would I do if I weren’t afraid?” In the case of many teachers across the country the answer has come in some new forms recerntly; for example, they are...

One common  misconception about summer is that it’s hotter because the earth is closer to the sun. The real story is that Earth is nearly equidistant from the sun throughout the entire year.  Summer is hot for us because this is when our hemisphere is...

For most students, summer break is a time to relax, unwind, and hit the pool. Students look forward to some well earned time away from school, studying, and homework. However, it is during this time that the “summer slide” occurs and students lose some of...

As educators, my husband and I are always in teach/learn mode, even when we are on summer break.  We combine our love of history, geology, and adventure whenever we go on a family vacation.  In fact, it has become family tradition that no matter where...

Across the country, we’ve recently seen the collective power of teachers to make change and have their voices heard. As classroom teachers for a combined 64 years, we strongly believe that teachers must be treated as professionals and as integral partners in the important work...