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Elizabeth Miner
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I have the honor of being the 2014 Colorado teacher of the year.
I have the honor of being the 2014 Colorado teacher of the year.

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Teacher Leadership
        Teachers can find themselves working in an environment of isolation.  There are days that a teacher may not see another adult and this can be taxing on the teacher psyche. There are so many great effective teachers in our schools, but you would not ...
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Teaching is Challenging This Time of Year
Teaching is challenging this time of year, we are getting
ready for state wide tests and we start to realize that there is only 4-5
months left in the school year.  These
are added on top of being an effective teacher, keeping our relationships
strong no ma...
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Supporting Teachers
A shocking statistic in our profession as teachers; 40%-50% of new teachers leave the profession within the first 3-5 years.  WHY is this happening?  We are losing teachers because they do not have support or the support is inadequate. Teachers do not feel ...
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Brain Break.......Simon Says
Hopefully we all remember the game Simon Says.  If not, Simon Says is a game that you instruct to your students, you give instructions saying Simon Says before each instruction.  For example Simon Says put your hands on your head, Simon says jump up and dow...
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Inspiration, For a New School Year
      I get so excited this time of year because of the opportunity
that’s ahead of me.  I get to TEACH!!!   As a teacher we have one of
the most impacting jobs there are in our society.  We are in constant
contact with children to ensure they receive a wor...
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Washington DC Celebration of All Teachers
Arriving in Washington DC as the 2014 Colorado Teacher of the Year      Oh the anticipation of arriving in Washington DC for the recognition activities for the 2014 National and State Teachers of the Year.  I am representing all the amazing teachers in Colo...
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Brain Breaks.......Exercise the Body and Mind
This Brain break is great for transition in the classroom.  It gives students a minute to move their body and then reengage their minds. In
the space you are standing stretch yourself, loosen your muscles, and make sure
you are taking deep breaths as you ar...
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TEACH.......
I had the honor to speak to some wonderful groups in the last couple weeks.    I went with something inspirational.  Hope this inspires you. TEACH What
does this word mean to you?  By
definition it means to show or explain to someone how to do something.  T...
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My Teacher's Perspective: Colorado Academic Standards
Part of the honor of being Colorado’s Teacher of the Year is
the opportunity to be a voice for educational issues I am passionate about. I
recently attended a Senate Education Committee hearing at the Colorado Capitol and
gave my perspective on the Colorado...
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Representing Colorado Teachers, What an Honor!!!!!
            Being a Representative                 What an amazing experience meeting all the State Teachers of
the Year in Scottsdale AZ last month.  It
amazed me how similar we are as teachers, our passion for teaching and wanting
to make sure we are prov...
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