How to Make a Public Comment on the Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) Rule

Attention teachers and community members, this is your call to action. The Academic Pathway to Teaching will become a rule on August 30th unless the board hears enough compelling comments from the public on why this is a rule will negatively affect education in our state. You can read the rule in its entirety here.Continue reading “How to Make a Public Comment on the Academic Pathway to Teaching (APT) Rule”

It’s Thursday- Thank a Teacher: Gay Beck Edition

Another Thursday, another teacher to recognize for all her amazing work! Mrs. Gay Beck is a great teacher, in fact she is an incredible teacher. That’s why she was the Utah State Teacher of the Year in 2011. Here are Gay’s answers to a few questions I sent to her: Where did you do yourContinue reading “It’s Thursday- Thank a Teacher: Gay Beck Edition”

The USOE is Now the USBE

As all teachers know, there are many education acronyms. In order to talk to talk, it’s important to keep up with the professional lingo. The most recent change in terminology comes straight from the State. The Utah State Office of Education, also known as USOE, has officially changed its name to…drum-roll please…. the Utah StateContinue reading “The USOE is Now the USBE”

It’s Thursday- Thank a Teacher: Liz Eaton Edition

Teachers, in general, are not shown enough appreciation for the critical role they play in society. My tiny way of giving back is to publicly thank a Utah teacher each week on this blog. To start off this weekly tradition, I would like to feature Mrs. Liz Eaton. Here are Liz’s answers to a fewContinue reading “It’s Thursday- Thank a Teacher: Liz Eaton Edition”

Every Utah Teacher Should Know Their State Superintendent, Sydnee Dickson

I have a confession. When I first started teaching I had no idea who the state superintendent was. In fact, for my first several years of teaching I had no idea who they state superintendent was. I was only aware of my school and my school administration. I had no idea there was a wholeContinue reading “Every Utah Teacher Should Know Their State Superintendent, Sydnee Dickson”

Creating your first blog: the basics for a teacher blog

I am here working in Denver at a We Work office learning the basics of creating a teacher blog. Many of my amazing Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellows have incredible blogs, so I am a little late to the game. First step to creating this blog- informative training from pro-blogger, Meghan Everett. I knowContinue reading “Creating your first blog: the basics for a teacher blog”