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They’re Kids

6.16.16 by Malcolm King (BTR Graduate)

They’re kids. They scramble ‘round my room, call each other names, slam down their books, pass notes across my aisles, cough loudly to cover expletives. They’re kids. They touch the display when they’re not supposed to. They want a bathroom break right after lunch.… [more]
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A Soccer Game in June

6.10.16 by Jesse Solomon (BTR Staff)

On my way home yesterday, I had the chance to stop by Ceylon Field on Columbia Road to catch the last ten minutes of the Dearborn vs. Frederick middle school boys championship soccer game. It was a blast: really high level soccer, cheering fans,… [more]
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Magdalene Lampert inducted into…

4.20.16 by Jesse Solomon (BTR Staff)

We are thrilled and proud to announce that Magdalene Lampert, BPE’s Director of Documentation, Design, and Development for Teaching and Learning, has been inducted into The American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  This year’s class is the 236th in the Academy’s history and includes… [more]
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A common way of teaching

4.14.16 by Deans for Impact (--)

This blog post by Charis Anderson was originally posted here: http://deansforimpact.org/post_A_common_way_of_teaching.html Sarah Dominick, a second-grade teacher at the Mather School in Boston, was getting ready to start the morning’s math lesson, which was on adding and subtracting from 100. “I looked through the exit… [more]
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Service- Perspective Taking…

3.22.16 by Frank Wilburn (Resident)

I will get things done for America - to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier. I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities. Faced with apathy, I will take action. Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground. Faced with adversity, I… [more]
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Boston Teacher Residency: Creating…

2.19.16 by Jennifer Amigone (BTR Staff)

This blog post written by Jennifer Amigone originally appeared on the MSDF Blog: http://www.msdf.org/blog/2016/02/jennifer-amigone-boston-teacher-creating-teachers-who-teach-ambitiously/ This is part of a series of case studies that highlight how four teacher preparation programs define data literacy training for their teacher candidates. In partnership with WestEd, we studied… [more]
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Teacher As Decision Maker

9.10.15 by Claire Nuchtern (Resident)

I keep losing my clipboard. Somehow, every time I transition locations throughout the school day, I seem to leave my clipboard behind. This has resulted in me running amok, introducing myself to other teachers in the building so that I can quickly ascertain if… [more]
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A Residency Year Completed

7.17.15 by Larry Shiman (BTR Graduate)

A year has passed since I began the Boston Teacher Residency Program. The year has been everything BTR promised. I worked harder over the past year than at any other time in my life, yet it was immensely rewarding, and I feel far more… [more]
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Singing the Melody: Freedom…

6.09.15 by Malcolm King (BTR Graduate)

Sticking to the melody is a natural part of singing. The composer or songwriter gives you the notes and you lilt them, as written. According to the arrangement or how the director tells you, you phrase it in a way that they tell you… [more]
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Social Justice in Science

4.15.15 by Andrew Faiz (BTR Graduate)

Six months ago I just watched and took notes.  I stood in the back of my room at Boston Community Leadership Academy as my collaborating teacher (CT) taught her biology class of twenty-seven students. I was observing her and frantically taking notes on all… [more]
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