Anna Baldwin

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Arlee High School

Arlee, Montana

Anna Baldwin is a high school English teacher at Arlee High School and has been teaching on the Flathead Indian Reservation for the past 17 years. She designed and teaches Native American studies for the Montana Digital Academy and taught English methods courses at the University of Montana for four years as an adjunct assistant professor.

She has been selected as a 2016 Classroom Teaching Ambassador Fellow with the U.S. Department of Education. Baldwin is the recipient of several awards, including the Horace Mann Excellence in Teaching Award, Montana Association of Teachers of English Language Arts Distinguished Educator Award, and the Award for Excellence in Culturally Responsive Teaching from Teaching Tolerance.

She was the 2014 Montana Teacher of the Year.

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

What It’s Like Teaching From Inside a Suicide Epidemic

If you’ve read past the title you already know what this post is about. If you’re still reading, it’s because…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted Oct. 30, 2017

If You’re Thinking About Becoming a Principal, You Should Read This Letter

Dear Future Principal: As you slog your way through classes that will directly affect your future work as a principal,…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted May 24, 2017

I Made Every Phone Call, Sent Every Email, Text and Tweet So My Student Could Attend the College of Her Dreams

For two years in my English class, we had talked about her dreams of becoming an intelligence analyst at the…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted Nov. 22, 2016

Our Native American Students Need to See Themselves in What We Teach

It’s a weekday in mid-September, and most of the students on my reservation are out of school for the day.…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted Aug. 8, 2016

This Teacher Learned to Walk in Two Worlds While Teaching on a Reservation

As a brand new teacher, I thought I had the tools I needed to teach any students, any place I…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted Aug. 1, 2016

This Is the Summer of Race and Equity in Education

Ever since I can remember, each summer has had a theme, an idea that connects events and experience. Sometimes it’s…

By Anna Baldwin

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Posted Dec. 15, 2017

When I Set Up My Classroom Now I Only Think About Which Bookshelf Can Stop a Bullet

BY BRETT BIGHAM, 2014 OREGON STATE TEACHER OF THE YEAR: I don’t know a teacher who has not looked at the faces of Sandy Hook and wondered, “What if?”…

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Posted Feb. 14, 2018

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom

I am looking forward to the premiere of “Black Panther” with the same excitement I bring to planning my birthday month. (Yes, I said month.)…

By Kenya Bradshaw

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Posted Feb. 13, 2018

I Know White Teachers Can Be Biased Against Kids of Color Because I Was

I changed schools in the middle of the first grade because my teacher was a racist. “She told you that you’re smarter than your classmate…

By Sydney Chaffee

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