Here are some great comments from Beth Maloney, AZ Teacher of the Year 2014. I was really inspired by this speech, especially when she said: “Get your message out there because if you don’t tell your story, someone else will tell it for you.” Teachers, this is a powerful call to action. Get your stories out there! And if you are considering pursuing National Board Certification, I highly encourage you to begin the amazing journey!
On February 1, 2014 the Arizona K12 Center hosted a fabulous event to recognize and celebrate Arizona’s newest National Board Certified teachers and Master Teachers. I was thrilled to be invited to speak. Here is an excerpt from my keynote:
Welcome to the family! We are many, but we speak with a unified voice, especially when we say congratulations. You have elevated the credibility of our profession. Take the time to let this achievement land.
There was a recent study that asked: What does the public want to see from their teachers? The 3 P’s: passion, professionalism, patience. You have dedicated yourself to those. And you proved you can follow directions really, really well.
I recently had the…
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