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"In Their Own Words" originated from the desire to better understand teachers’ ideas — to hear them describe their experiences in their own voices, unfiltered. So, we closely analyzed what teachers were saying online from January to May 2014, gathering a collection of statements teachers wrote themselves. This booklet shares these teacher narratives with you.
As a high social studies teacher, I have the weighty responsibility of introducing the students in my rural school in Kentucky to historical, civic, geographical, and economic issues that are quite often beyond the scope of their day-to-day lives.
When teachers get together, there’s nothing they can’t do. That’s why we’ve supported the creation of a robust community where teachers can build relationships with one another, swap ideas, and share meaningful feedback.
It’s that time of year—Back to School! A time of great possibility and excitement for students and their families. Beginning this week and extending through mid-September, students across the United States will be headed back to school and a new year of opportunity and learning.
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