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Thinking Strategies: Readers’ Workshop

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

Into the Classroom: Mrs. Blake’s Fifth Grade Readers’ Workshop Mrs. Blake’s students have been fifth graders for seven days. This time of year is all about growing independence and learning the rituals and routines of readers’ workshop. But Mrs. Blake’s fifth graders are also knee-deep into an inquiry of how […]

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Math Workshop

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

“When I switched to workshop model instruction, my students’ math achievement leapt up by 50 percent in a matter of months. I am not kidding. The principal was in my room asking, ‘What is it you are doing in here?’ And I told her, ‘I read this book, and now […]

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Community in the Classroom

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

Trust, shared purpose, interdependence, mutual support, and safety in taking risks are some of the features of an effective community. Your own community might be your neighborhood, your faith group, your colleagues, or your extended family. For students, their learning community, the space in which and the people with whom […]

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What: Plan for Agency and Understanding 

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / July 19, 2022

Believe in the children, fight foolishness, and learn who our children are and the legacies they bring, education expert Lisa Delpit (2013) implores us in “Multiplication Is for White People.” The foolishness she is referring to is wasting teachers’ time keeping track of non-instructional tasks in regimented, teacher-proof curricula. As […]

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New State Law Provides Up to $22,000 For Low-Income Teacher Trainees

By PEBC / July 14, 2022

PEBC Expands Teacher Licensing Program Application Deadline to August 31 There has never been a better time to become a teacher: A new state law, Colorado HB22-1220, provides up to $22,000 in stipends for participants in alternative teacher licensure programs who currently earn up to 200 percent of the Federal […]

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An Overview of Phenomenal Teaching 

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / June 10, 2022

What does it look like to build students’ agency and understanding amidst shifting standards, changing assessments, waves of mandated curricula, and evolving educational policies? If, against that backdrop, we believe in fostering the unique promise inherent in each child, how might our classrooms look and sound? If we are devoted […]

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Introduction to Phenomenal Teaching

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / April 19, 2022

This blog post is part of a series excerpted from the 2020 PEBC publication Phenomenal Teaching. The book is available through the publisher, Heinemann, as well as on Amazon. “If we create a culture where every teacher believes they need to improve not because they aren’t good enough but because […]

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PEBC and Sen. Michael Bennet Elevate Educator Voices with Virtual Panel

By Evan Kennedy / February 7, 2022

On Thursday, January 27th, PEBC had the great honor of hosting a roundtable discussion with Senator Michael Bennet and P-12 teachers from across Colorado. The conversation, held on Zoom, brought the voices of 12 teachers from across Colorado’s diverse school districts and geographies together to share their viewpoints and experiences […]

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The Importance of ‘Understanding’ in Mathematics

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / February 7, 2022

Learn More at an Upcoming PEBC Math Institute Advance your math instruction by attending a PEBC institute where you can build on your knowledge and learn new strategies to impact student learning. Find upcoming institutes here »    Wendy Ward Hoffer Every now and then, I think back to my […]

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Three Ways to Boost Language Use and Development in the Virtual World

By Moker Klaus-Quinlan / February 1, 2021

Do you remember watching a small child acquire language skills? First, they listen; then, they speak; soon, they write, and next they read, spiraling their growth in these language skills over time, ongoinging. Learners at all levels need a balance between experiences with receptive language (listening and reading) and expressive […]

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Supporting Ourselves and Others: Self-Care and SEL in the Age of Covid

By Andra Brill / January 14, 2021

Confession: I’ve never been much of a fan of the term self-care. It’s always felt a bit self-indulgent and brings up visions of the old Calgon bubble bath commercials. However, over the past few years, and particularly during the past several months of social distancing, I’ve started to see that […]

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PEBC Teacher Residency Works to Diversify Colorado’s Teacher Workforce

By John Kearney / November 30, 2020

In the wake of calls for social justice during the Summer of 2020, 73 is a number that I’ve been thinking a lot about.  That’s because, in 73% of Colorado’s school districts, there is not one Black educator.  That’s right, I said districts.  As Director of Recruitment and Alumni Engagement […]

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