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Ready or Not: Coping with Working from Home

Ready or Not: Coping with Working from Home

I have spent the first three weeks of March vetting resources, creating plans, and learning how to use a variety of distance learning tools to prepare for supporting hundreds of teachers in my district while we are facing the challenges of remote…
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Eavesdropping on Conversations: the Bright Side to Instructional Materials Review

Eavesdropping on Conversations: the Bright Side to Instructional Materials Review

Over the last six months, I have had the privilege of spearheading the K-12 science adoption in my district. For many people in charge of this process, the word privilege might seem a little too rose-colored glasses; however, the process has been…
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Just a Teacher

Just a Teacher

“I am just a teacher, there is only so much I can do.” How many times have you heard a colleague say this? Have you said it yourself? For me, the phrase became “I am just a Teacher Specialist.” It wasn’t until I had an opportunity to hear Dr. Stephen…
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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community

Recently, I signed up for a two-day introductory training focused on Restorative Practices. I have had previous experiences with restorative circles and, as a result, I can honestly say a part of me was dreading the training and potential emotionally…
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Let the Quarter of Transitions Begin

Let the Quarter of Transitions Begin

Every year, July is the beginning of a transition period within CSTA. This year, the transition is a bit more personal for me. Not only has our organization started searching for a new Executive Director, but on July 1st, I dropped the “elect” from…
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