Becky Tapley

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Becky Tapley is a middle school teacher at the Brooklin School, a small jewel of a school on the coast of Maine. Becky is a 2017 Maine Teacher of the Year Finalist. She is a member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year and the Maine Teacher of the Year Association. Becky served on the 2017 Elevating and Celebrating Effective Teaching and Teachers Maine Planning Committee. In 2012, Becky was rewarded an internship with Nancie Atwell, Global Teacher Prize Winner. Becky is a graduate of Lake Forest College and the University of Maine Orono, where she earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree.


Posted Oct. 11, 2017

How Two Students’ Warmth and Support Helped Me Come Out at School

It’s National Coming Out Day. It may not be apparent that there are many places to come out if you…

By Becky Tapley

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Posted Oct. 12, 2021

Q&A With Paige Kowalski: Getting Transparent About Student Data

Student data. Standardized testing. Accountability. These words set off a lot of big feelings among parents, educators and policymakers — especially fear and anger. Controversies…

By Maureen Kelleher

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Posted Oct. 13, 2021

6 Ways We Can Help Reverse COVID Learning Loss for English Learners

Twenty-one months have passed since the COVID-19 pandemic was declared a national emergency. With a new school year underway, the United States (U.S.) public school system…

By Pedro Olvera

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Posted Oct. 8, 2021

Your Thanksgiving Clip Art and Crafts Might Be Microaggressions. Here’s How to Do Better.

In March, Dr. Seuss Enterprises decided to cease publication of six of the prolific writer’s works due to his demeaning caricatures of non-white ethnicities. This…

By B. Manker, Ed.D

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