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The recess whistle has just blown. I sit at my desk, shoveling in the last few bites of my lunch. As students enter the classroom, I smile and give them quick directions. They begin to settle in, and I grab the next math worksheet on...

The Every Student Succeeds Act defines professional development as "sustained, (not stand-alone, 1-day, and short-term workshops), intensive, collaborative, job-embedded, data-driven, [and] classroom focused.” What is your vision for professional development under the new law?  In our latest edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert” we asked...

What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why? In our first edition of “Teacher Voices: You’re the Expert” we asked teachers: What education issues would you like to see politicians discuss this election cycle and why? We’ve curated a few of...

Lexie Woo “Wisdom begins in wonder.” This quote, often attributed to the philosopher Socrates, perfectly describes my experience over the last few years implementing higher standards for my students. As a special educator, I deeply believe it’s important to hold students to the same high standards as...

Ryan Murphey If there's one simple truth I've observed about teens over the years, it's that they want to learn. Or rather, I should say, their brains want to learn. The brain biologically hungers to be fed knowledge in the adolescent years, and in my classroom, I am often blown...

Justin Dye is an Arizona native who began his career with La Paloma Academy in Tucson as a second-grade teacher. From there, he moved into administration as a Title I coordinator, after-school director, vice principal, and principal. Mr. Dye’s goal is to educate every student...