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Gifts Galore

By PEBC / December 23, 2019

A week ago, hosting book club at my house, I decided to deviate from the usual rituals and routines as we embarked on the Christmas season. As host, it’s our job to provide books from which to choose for our next selection. Great! Rounding up a stack of books is […]

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Creating Classrooms Worthy of Students & Filling the Teacher Shortage

By PEBC / December 19, 2019

Professional Learning This year, the Professional Learning team expanded their work nationally and refined their process to meet the needs of all of the schools and districts they work with across the nation. Our spring Thinking Strategies Institute was the most attended PEBC institute ever, bringing educators from across the […]

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Grateful for Family… and Colleagues

By PEBC / November 26, 2019

By Senior Staff Developer Nancy Meredith Amidst the wonderful aromas of roasting turkey, dressing, and the ‘family’ scalloped corn (a Midwest favorite), amidst tripping over each other in the kitchen, amidst the calling of “Grandma” while building cities of magnatiles and Legos, amidst the creation of chalk paintings on the […]

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‘Where the Wild Things Are’ in Practice

By PEBC / October 21, 2019

By Nancy Meredith, Senior Staff Developer for PEBC Pumpkins landing on front steps morphing from ordinary farm pumpkins to Halloween pumpkins of the scary variety. Scary faces lurking behind a lighted candle casting an aura of eeriness, leaves rustling across the landscape emptying trees transforming them into skeletal shapes in […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency: Resident and Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / September 28, 2018

In order to showcase the diverse talent and experiences of Boettcher Teacher Residents and Alumni statewide and provide a glimpse into the residency experience, we are proud to feature a monthly series spotlighting an alumni and resident each month. Resident: Matthieu Caldwell Mentor: Nicole Snelgrove School: William Smith High School in […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / January 29, 2018

Recently, we caught up with Stanley Teacher Prep alumna Ashley Bromstrup. Ashley is a PEBC Learning Lab Host and also serves as a Mentor Teacher in the Boettcher Teacher Residency. Below, Ashley shares her experience as an educator and advice for those thinking of joining the teaching profession! Name: Ashley […]

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Recognize How Hard it is to Teach: Don’t Dismiss the Importance of Teacher Licensure

By PEBC / January 10, 2018

By Karen Lowenstein, Ph.D. Director of Policy, PEBC Some policymakers would have us all believe that anyone with specific content knowledge can be a teacher—but, anyone who has taken a college math class with a professor lecturing on derivatives and tangents knows this is certainly not the case. Most of […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency Spotlight

By PEBC / December 4, 2017

Resident Name: Michelle LaPaz Mentor Name: Chrisie Gray School Name/District: Kemper Elementary School, Cortez School District Re-1 Boettcher Teacher Residency teacher of record, Michelle La Paz, grew up in a village in South Central New Mexico named la Luz, which means “The Light.” La Luz is a very small community […]

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Why General Literacy Matters: Part Two

By PEBC / November 27, 2017

The following is an adapted excerpt from the book Developing Literate Mathematicians: A Guide for Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction into Secondary Mathematics, written by PEBC’s Wendy Ward Hoffer. The first part of this entry can be read by clicking this link. How can it be possible that in a […]

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Why General Literacy Matters: Part One

By PEBC / November 16, 2017

The following is an adapted excerpt from the book Developing Literate Mathematicians: A Guide for Integrating Language and Literacy Instruction into Secondary Mathematics, written by PEBC’s Wendy Ward Hoffer. **Click here to read part two of this series.** As a mathematician, let the following statistics propel you to take up […]

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Setting the Stage for Successful Group Work

By PEBC / September 13, 2017

How do we set the stage for group work? Too often, we assume that our students come to us knowing how to work in groups, so we simply place them into groups and provide them with an assignment to complete together. And then we wonder why it doesn’t work. Collaborative […]

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Boettcher Teacher Residency: Resident and Alumni Spotlight

By PEBC / September 7, 2017

In order to showcase the diverse talent and experiences of Boettcher Teacher Residents and Alumni statewide and provide a glimpse into the residency experience, we are proud to start a new monthly series spotlighting an alumni and resident each month. Resident: Autumn Wright Mentor: Danielle Gibbs School: Monte Vista Middle […]

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Address the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice within a Math Workshop

By Wendy Ward Hoffer / February 21, 2017

Wendy Ward Hoffer Encourage students to become “unstuck” by utilizing strategies from the Minds on Math Institute on March 7-8th, 2017. Strategies You Can Implement for Deeper Comprehension Middle school math teacher Deb Maruyama is a shining example of teaching students to “Make sense of problems and persevere in solving […]

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Grounding: Moving People Into Space

By Scott Murphy / October 6, 2016

Scott Murphy, MA You are driving home from a busy day at work, fragments of one situation or another still tumbling around in your head. You hear the voices, consider the possibilities and talk back as if they might change their thinking now many hours later. What you don’t realize […]

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Mentors! 6 Tips for Connecting with New Teachers

By PEBC / August 19, 2016

Sarah Glover, MA Associate Executive Director of Education, Residency Build the Relationship Effective mentor teachers work to build relationships with their students, and with the new teachers they are mentoring as well.  Meaningful relationships are built intentionally, and through shared experience.  Here are six tips for building relationships with the […]

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