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Dear Mr. Vera

 In response to The Education Revolution

Dear Mr. Vera,

I am a teacher and I teach in a rural, low socioeconomic school district. The majority of my students come from broken homes and have lived through circumstances I had only seen in movies. We may not have the gang violence or violent crimes urban areas do, but many of our students have…

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Added by Anne Beck on May 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

By Chance or By Change: Allowing the "Why?"





“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask…

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Added by Anne Beck on April 1, 2012 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Put Out or Get Out

Several weeks, “How do educators collaborate within a building to better their professional practice? What would make such collaboration easier/better?” was the #edchat topic. I enjoyed participating in this chat because I have had major concerns about the lack of cross curricular planning and collaboration among the staff in my school. Despite the hard work of my administrator, our staff lacks the collaboration and consensus of what ideals and goals we share. A portion of our staff are…

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Added by Anne Beck on February 13, 2012 at 10:09pm — 4 Comments

Are We Speaking the Same Language

Classroom by James F Clay

Classroom, a photo by James F Clay on Flickr.

As teachers, sometimes we think of ourselves as only giving the lessons and not receiving them. This year that has changed for me. I love to learn and always have. I have a master’s degree…

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Added by Anne Beck on February 6, 2012 at 1:27am — No Comments

A Professional Failure

I started my day off with this tweet:

Like several other schools, we honor Martin Luther King Day by giving our students a day off while teachers spend the day fulfilling Professional Development hours. I have a hard time writing the words, “Professional Development” after sitting through what my school provided as…
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Added by Anne Beck on January 18, 2012 at 1:56am — No Comments

A Professional Failure

<p>&nbsp;</p><p>I started my day off with this tweet: </p><div class="separator" style="clear:both;text-align:center;"><a href="http://mrsbeck25.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-photo-jan-16-2012-1009-pm.jpg" target="_blank" style="margin-bottom:1em;margin-right:1em;"><img src="http://mrsbeck25.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/wpid-photo-jan-16-2012-1009-pm.jpg" class="aligncenter" alt="" width="484" height="121"></a></div><div…

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Added by Anne Beck on January 18, 2012 at 1:55am — No Comments

Bring it on 2012: A Resolution Worth Keeping

Tomorrow begins the first day of the second semester. All of my students will start on a clean slate. Every student will have the same grade and opportunity to make this semester better…

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Added by Anne Beck on January 5, 2012 at 2:08am — 4 Comments

What's a Teacher to Do?

An article was referred to me via Twitter over the Thanksgiving break by Corey Haley titled "Caring+Intervention+Monitoring+Patience" bit.ly/rG7uOII I loved reading this because it reminded me of why I do my job and the best tool to use while doing my job: Caring and Patience. A good teacher always teaches with interventions already in place and we monitor those students.  However, we always have students that no matter how much we care,…

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Added by Anne Beck on November 26, 2011 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Are Teachers the New Illiterates?

I have been trying to write this blog for several weeks now.  It is intended to be a follow up to my last post asking educators if we are speaking the same language as our students.  The more and more I follow other educators on twitter, the more I see we are writing the same posts, having the same discussions on #edchat and #educoach, and starting discussions on our own trying to find a solution to the same problems across the globe.  We are continuously talking about the elephant in the…

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Added by Anne Beck on November 17, 2011 at 10:55pm — 6 Comments

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