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The Golden Apple Academy of Fellows has created blogs for teachers written by teachers.  The articles address relevant topics in education, best practices, and ideas to improve teaching and learning.  If you have an idea for a blog, please send to Pam at pam@goldenapplenm.org

My First Day

My First Day

---by Christine Beverly, Golden Apple Fellow and Golden Apple Board Member---   You can never go home again. You can never have a first day of teaching again. It’s a day anticipated with endless optimism.  Through the years of college preparation, every education student has a picture in his/her mind of what his/her classroom will look like.  The students will be fresh faced, eager, awake,...

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Aaron And The Computer Cart Of Doom (A Parable About Why Tech May Not Save Education After All…)

Aaron and the Computer Cart of Doom (A parable about why tech may not save education after all…)

---by Christine Beverly , Golden Apple Fellow---   Early in the morning, as I approached the classroom, I could hear his voice. Aaron, my school’s technology teacher, was already at school, rolling the laptop computer cart I requested into my room before I even arrived.A few times each school year, I borrow one of our computer carts (henceforward to be called the COW–Computers on Wheels) to...

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Del Hansen’s Eleven “Pretty Good Rules” For Teaching Stuff

Del Hansen’s Eleven “Pretty Good Rules” for Teaching Stuff

---by Del Hansen, Honorary Golden Apple Academy Council Member---   Good teaching is good teaching. Whether one discusses Macbeth, The Doppler Effect, or first grade reading rudiments, one knows there are approaches to successful teaching which are timeless. Over the decades, I have managed to codify my approach to teaching into eleven “pretty good rules”. I didn’t read them in a book or...

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Improving Education In New Mexico

Improving Education in New Mexico

---by Jeff Tuttle, Golden Apple Fellow---   I met today at the National Hispanic Cultural Center to represent the Golden Apple Academy, with people from the Legislative Education Study Committee, Senator Padilla, Ellen Bernstein, Susan Patrick of iNacol, the Coalition for Excellence in Education, PTEC, the LANL Foundation, board members from APS, teachers, parents, and students in a meeting...

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There’s An Academy For That…

There’s an Academy for that…

---by Christine Beverly, Golden Apple Fellow---   There is much hand wringing over education in New Mexico these days: What’s wrong with New Mexico’s educational system? How can we improve our kids’ reading and math scores? How can we lower the drop out rate and raise the graduation rate? How do we ensure every student across the state receives equitable access to a high quality education?...

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