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As a native New Mexican, and proud teacher, my advocacy for students and education stems from my eighteen years of teaching in a number of settings. I’ve taught in both high and low performing schools that varied in size and demographic.  I know the struggles...

I've recently fallen in love with Orangetheory Fitness-- an interval-training program that challenges participants to achieve "Orange" status for twelve minutes to show that we are engaging in exercise in a way that challenges us individually. Watching the colors change on the screen as my workout...

It’s back to school time and parents and students everywhere are getting ready!  New clothes? Check. New backpack? Check. School supplies? Check. Our kids are ready with all the materials they need but are they ready academically?  And how do parents know if they are...

Parent- teacher partnerships are important for both parents and teachers. They can help parents better understand their child’s academic progress and areas for improvement, and help teachers get a more personal picture of a student and find out what motivates him or her. Striking the right...

“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...