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Advice to Myself as a New Teacher

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Dear Mr. Barnwell (version 2004),

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How Should Learning Teams Choose Essential Outcomes?

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One of the questions that I'm often asked in #atplc workshops is, "How should our learning team identify the essential and nonessential standards in our curriculum?"

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Chào mừng bạn đến Quốc Hoa Kỳ (Welcome to the United States)

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Opening up my e-mail and sipping on my third coffee of the morning, I read the following message:

“Hello teachers.  Please welcome a new 10th grader, Ngoc Trinh, coming to us from Vietnam. We will have to do our best to support this student with her limited English skills.”

“Uh oh…” was my first thought. 

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Lauren Hill

April 23, 2014

Why I Loved Prison (and other stories)

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Lori Nazareno got me thinking. In her blog, “The Call of Something More,” she reminds me that many teachers want to be “more than assembly line workers in the industrial-age education machine we know as school.  . . . they feel a call to do more: to teach and lead their school, their district, and their profession.”

Amen, sister.  I’ve felt this way from the first day.

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Justin Minkel

April 16, 2014

Speak Less, Act Right

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The first time I read these words by a Holocaust survivor, they haunted me. “My eyes saw what no person should witness: gas chambers built by learned engineers. Children poisoned by educated physicians. So I am suspicious of education. My request is: Help your children become human.” To fulfill that request, our actions matter far more than our words.

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